US Pat. No. 10,137,037

REDUCED-PRESSURE, TUNNEL-WOUND DRESSINGS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A method to treat a tunnel wound or fistula, the method comprising:providing a dressing, wherein the dressing comprises:
a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal profile between the distal end and the proximal end, wherein a length of the dressing between the distal end and the proximal end is greater than a width of the dressing,
a longitudinal core member formed from a closed-cell foam and configured to expand under reduced pressure, and
a first longitudinal concentric member formed from an open-cell foam, wherein the first longitudinal concentric member is concentrically disposed on a circumference of the longitudinal core member;
inserting the distal end of the dressing into the tunnel wound or the fistula such that the distal end is positioned proximate to a bottom of the tunnel wound or the fistula and the proximal end of the dressing is positioned proximate to an opening of the tunnel wound or the fistula, wherein a gap is formed between the dressing and an inner wall of the tunnel wound or the fistula;
delivering the reduced pressure to the dressing to expand the longitudinal core member and to cause an outer circumference of the dressing to contact the inner wall of the tunnel wound or the fistula, wherein the first longitudinal concentric member compresses upon contact with the inner wall of the tunnel wound or the fistula; and
removing the reduced pressure to retract the dressing away from the inner wall of the tunnel wound or the fistula.

US Pat. No. 10,137,029

ANTI-SNORING DEVICE

1. An anti-snoring device, comprising:a housing having a front side, a rear side, and at least one sidewall extending therebetween;
a speaker disposed on the front side of the housing;
a microphone disposed on the front side of the housing;
wherein the speaker and microphone are disposed on the front side such that the speaker and microphone are facing a same direction;
a memory disposed within the housing;
wherein the memory is configured to store a plurality of audio files thereon;
a microprocessor operably connected to the memory;
a logic stored in the memory that, when executed by the microprocessor, causes the anti-snoring device to perform a method, the method comprising:
receiving an audio signal detected by the microphone;
determining if the audio signal matches one of a first set of audio files representing the sound of human snoring within a pre-defined certainty;
selecting one of a second set of audio files stored on the memory; and
playing the selected audio file of the second set of audio files through the speaker at a volume between 40-50 dB;
a power source disposed within the housing, wherein the power source is configured to provide power to the microprocessor, the memory, the speaker, and the microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,137,009

EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL FUSION DEVICES AND METHODS OF INSTALLATION THEREOF

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. An expandable fusion system comprising an expandable spinal implant having a distal end configured to lead into a space between adjacent vertebral bodies and a proximal end configured to trail the distal end, comprising:a body member comprising a first end section, a second end section, and a cavity therebetween, the first end section comprising a first bore and the second end section comprising a second bore;
a driving member, disposed on the distal end of the expandable spinal implant, the driving member comprising a tapered section configured to aid insertion of the expandable implant into the space between the intervertebral bodies;
a first endplate configured to engage the body member and the driving member;
a second endplate configured to engage the body member and the driving member; and
an actuator assembly comprising an actuation screw, the actuation screw comprising a head and a threaded body, wherein the head is configured to be completely contained between the first endplate and the second endplate,
wherein the driving member comprises a threaded bore extending longitudinally therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,136,999

SURGICAL IMPLANT, AND ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION TOOL, SURGICAL KIT AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION

IN2BONES, Ecully (FR)

1. A surgical implant (1) for correcting the mutual positioning or orientation of the bones of a patient designed to be inserted between at least two bone bodies (2, 3) of said patient, said surgical implant (1) comprising:a main body (5) extending along a longitudinal axis (X-X?) between a proximal end (6) and a distal end (7) of said main body (5),
a plurality of fins (9), each fin (9) being provided with a junction edge (10) connecting said fin (9) to said main body (5), such that said fins (9) protrude from said main body (5) from the respective junction edge (10) thereof, which substantially extends in a junction plane (Pj) whose normal is formed by said longitudinal axis (X-X?),
the surgical implant (1) being characterized in that each fin (9) has a sufficient flexibility so that it can be deformed along a direction centripetal and/or parallel to the longitudinal axis (X-X?) under the action of at least one of the bone bodies (2, 3) when said surgical implant (1) is inserted between said bone bodies (2, 3),
each fin (9) being provided with a free edge (11) and each fin comprising a portion extending between the junction edge (10) and the free edge (11), each fin (9) having at least:
one portion of constant width (12) along which the free edge (11) and the junction edge (10) are separated by a first distance (d1) substantially constant along said portion of constant width (12) and,
one flat portion (13), along which the free edge (11) and the junction edge (10) are separated by a second distance (d2) lower than the first distance (d1).

US Pat. No. 10,136,989

PROSTHETIC IMPLANT DEVICES

Omega Ophthalmics LLC, V...

1. A prosthetic implant device for insertion into a natural capsular bag of an eye after removal of a cataract, the natural capsular bag having a volume prior to removal of the cataract, wherein said prosthetic implant device is adapted to contain an intraocular lens, said prosthetic implant device comprising an anterior surface including an opening configured to remain open in the eye, and a posterior surface, wherein at least a portion of said posterior surface is a refractive surface, wherein the refractive surface has a non-zero diopter optical power and wherein said prosthetic implant device is configured to mechanically maintain substantially the volume of the natural capsular bag.

US Pat. No. 10,136,949

GATHERING AND ANALYZING DATA FOR ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A system for facilitating performance of surgical procedures, comprising:a memory configured to store a model profile indicating a suggested setup of a model robotic surgical system for a model surgical procedure, wherein the suggested setup includes a recommendation of an attachment location of each of a plurality of moveable arms of a robotic surgical system to a stationary item, the robotic surgical system to be used in performance of a surgical procedure after the storing of the model profile, wherein the suggested setup includes a recommendation of an initial position of each of the arms of the robotic surgical system, and wherein the arms are each configured to couple to one of a plurality of surgical instruments; and
a processor configured to, after the plurality of movable arms have been attached to the stationary item in accordance with the recommendation of the attachment location, drive one or more motors of the robotic surgical system to be used in performance of the surgical procedure on a patient and thereby move one or more of the plurality of movable arms such that the one or more of the plurality of movable arms are automatically positioned in accordance with the recommendation of the initial position of each of the arms;
wherein the processor is also configured to:
receive movement data indicative of movement of the arms during performance of the surgical procedure on the patient,
after performance of the surgical procedure, modify the model profile based on the received movement data, and
store the modified model profile in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,136,945

ABLATION CATHETER WITH LIGHT-BASED CONTACT SENSORS

BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL)...

1. A catheter, comprising:an elongated body;
an expandable element at a distal end of the elongated body;
at least one electrode disposed on the expandable body;
at least one contact sensor disposed on the expandable element and adjacent to the at least one electrode;
at least one light emitting element electrically connected to the contact sensor; and
a light sensor, the light sensor configured to receive a light signal from the at least one light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,136,919

EXTERNAL FIXATOR ASSEMBLY

GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC., Au...

1. An external fixator assembly comprising:a first clamp assembly, wherein the first clamp assembly comprises a first upper member and a first lower member operably connected to one another, wherein the first upper member and the first lower member form a first slot in opposition to a second slot;
a second clamp assembly, wherein the second clamp assembly comprises a second upper member and a second lower member operably connected to one another, wherein the second upper member and the second lower member form a third slot in opposition to a fourth slot forming a pin or rod free zone having a first flat surface and a second flat surface that form a V-opening relative to one another such that a pin or rod would not be retained therein;
a rod received within the first slot or second slot of the first clamp assembly;
a pin received within the third slot of the second clamp assembly, wherein the pin is sized and configured to extend into a tibial bone.

US Pat. No. 10,136,869

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING A CENTRAL AXIS OF A BONE FROM A 3D ANATOMICAL IMAGE

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a computing device, a 3-D image of one or more bones, comprising at least a portion of a bone of interest, of a mammal;
isolating, by the processor, the bone of interest from the one or more bones in the 3-D image;
generating, by the processor, a binary bone mask of the bone of interest;
generating, by the processor, a filled bone mask for the bone of interest using the binary bone mask;
generating, by the processor, a skeleton of the bone of interest by 3D thinning to produce a plurality of branches that include a branch corresponding to a 3-D central axis representing a medial path through the bone of interest; and
generating, by the processor, a pruned skeleton comprising the branch corresponding to the 3-D central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,136,807

OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system comprising:an interferometer which includes single mode fibers and a plurality of polarization controllers, wherein at least one of the plurality of polarization controllers is disposed on each of the fibers of the interferometer, which include a fiber for a sample light beam, a fiber for a reference light beam, and a fiber for a detection light beam; and
an image forming unit which determines a pixel value from a data set consisting of two orthogonal polarization components simultaneously obtained at substantially identical spatial positions of an object,
wherein a measurement light beam has a static single polarization state.

US Pat. No. 10,136,698

SHOE INSOLE

IMPLUS FOOTCARE, LLC, Du...

1. An insole having a top surface for contacting a user's foot and a bottom surface for contacting the bottom interior of a user's shoe, comprising:a. a base, said base having a base top side and a base bottom side, said base having a heel end, a toe end, a medial side defining an inner arch area and a lateral side defining an outer border area, said medial and said lateral sides extending from said heel end to said toe end along said arch area and said outer border area of said insole, respectively, and said base bottom side of said base defining a toe area, a forefoot area, a stability area and a heel area;
b. a stability cradle made of semi-rigid material, said stability cradle having a cradle top side and a cradle bottom side and a single extended heel pad opening extending from said cradle top side to said cradle bottom side along the lateral side of the insole from the midfoot area to the heel area and from the lateral side to the medial side in the heel area, said cradle top side affixed to a stability cradle indentation area of said base bottom side of said base;
c. a forefoot pad located in a forefoot indentation area between said midfoot and said toe areas of the insole;
d. a continuous extended heel pad having a top surface and a bottom surface and extending along the lateral side of the insole from the midfoot area to the heel area, said extended heel pad having said top surface affixed to said base bottom surface and said bottom surface extending through the single extended heel pad opening in said stability cradle, the continuous extended heel pad corresponding in shape to said single extended heel pad opening; and
e. a supplemental heel pad having a top surface and a bottom surface, said top surface being affixed and positioned over a portion of the extended heel pad in the heel pad area of the insole that is extending through the single extended heel pad opening in said stability cradle.

US Pat. No. 10,136,695

FOOTWEAR UPPER HAVING SELECTIVELY LOCATED PADDING

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An upper for an article of footwear, the upper comprising:an outer layer forming an external surface of the upper;
a first padding layer disposed within the outer layer and extending across a toe portion of the upper, the first padding layer extending continuously between a medial side of the upper and a lateral side of the upper;
a second padding layer disposed within the outer layer and closer to a heel portion of the upper than the first padding layer, the second padding layer extending continuously from the medial side of the upper to the lateral side of the upper, separated from the first padding layer at the medial side of the upper in a first region, and separated from the first padding layer at the lateral side of the upper in a second region; and
a tongue opening terminating at a throat portion located in an area between the medial side and the lateral side, the second padding layer including a first portion extending from the throat portion along the tongue opening at the medial side and a second portion extending from the throat portion along the tongue opening at the lateral side,
wherein the second padding layer includes a first rib portion extending from the first portion in a direction away from the tongue opening and a second rib portion extending from the second portion in a direction away from the tongue opening, and
wherein at least one of the first portion and the second portion extends continuously along the tongue opening.

US Pat. No. 10,136,650

REPELLANT COMPOSITION FOR AN ANTI-REPELLANT FABRIC AND A DEVICE TO EVALUATE THE SAME

Umm-Al-Qura University, ...

1. A device to evaluate anti-repellant property of a material, comprising:a long tube, wherein the long tube is cylindrical in shape with a first open end on one side of the long tube and a second open end on the opposite side of the long tube such that the long tube is compartmentalized with one compartment holding a moisten cotton and another compartment holding an anti-repellant treated material;
a box to house the long tube, wherein the box has a sliding door on one end of the box such that the door can slide open and close to assemble and disassemble the long tube;
a cover for the box, wherein the cover for the box is on the upper end of the box and the cover opens and closes for its use;
a cover for a catch sample, wherein the cover for the catch sample closes the opening on the end of the long tube holding the anti-repellant treated material;
a zero point indicator, wherein the zero point indicator is at the middle point of the long tube and divides the long tube into compartments;
a scale, wherein the scale runs through the body of the long tube; and
a cover for moistened cotton, wherein the cover for the moistened cotton closes the opening on the end of the long tube holding the moistened cotton wherein the device measures the effectiveness of the material as an anti-repellant.
US Pat. No. 10,138,529

METHOD FOR FABRICATION OF A TIMEPIECE BALANCE SPRING

Nivarox-FAR S.A., Le Loc...

1. A method for fabricating an antiferromagnetic and temperature compensated timepiece balance spring, the method comprising:(10) selecting an amagnetic compensating alloy comprising, by mass percent, between and including the range limit values:
from 21.0% to 25.0% of manganese,
from 9.0% to 13.0% of nickel,
from 6.0% to 15.0% of chromium,
from 0.2% to 2.0% of beryllium,
the remainder iron,
the total of the nickel and the manganese being higher than or equal to 33.0%;
(11) working said alloy to obtain a blank;
(12) shaping said blank by casting, forging, wire drawing, rolling, drawing, or any combination thereof, to obtain a blank of spring wire;
(13) winding said wire on a winder to obtain a spiral spring; and
(14) subjecting said spiral spring to at least a heat setting treatment, by annealing at a temperature comprised between 540° C. and 650° C., for a duration of 30 to 200 minutes, to obtain a balance spring.
US Pat. No. 10,138,295

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING AAV EXPRESSING DUAL ANTIBODY CONSTRUCTS AND USES THEREOF

THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVE...

1. A recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) having an AAV capsid and packaged therein a heterologous nucleic acid which expresses at least two functional monospecific antibodies in a cell, wherein the recombinant AAV comprises:a 5? AAV inverted terminal repeat (ITR);
a first expression cassette which encodes at least a first open reading frame (ORF) for a first immunoglobulin under the control of regulatory control sequences which direct expression thereof;
a second expression cassette which comprises a second ORF, a linker, and a third ORF under the control of regulatory control sequences which direct expression thereof, wherein the second and third ORF are for a second and third immunoglobulin construct; and
a 3? AAV ITR.
US Pat. No. 10,138,315

FLUORINATED COMPOUND-CONTAINING COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION, COATING LIQUID, HARD COAT LAYER-FORMING COMPOSITION AND ARTICLE

AGC INC., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A composition, comprising:a fluorinated compound (A) having a portion derived from a compound (a) having a poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain and an active hydrogen-containing group, a portion derived from a compound (b) having a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond and an active hydrogen-containing group, and a portion derived from a polyisocyanate (c), the fluorinated compound (A) having no isocyanate group;
a compound (B) having a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond and an active hydrogen-containing group; and
a solvent (S1),
wherein an amount of the fluorinated compound (A) in the composition is from 5 to 30 mass % to the composition, and
an amount of the compound (B) is from 0.1 to 2 mass % to the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,138,117

AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS FOR REMOVING METAL HARD MASK AND POST-ETCH RESIDUE WITH CU/W COMPATIBILITY

Entegris, Inc., Billeric...

1. A composition for selectively removing titanium nitride and/or photoresist etch residue material from the surface of a microelectronic device having same thereon, said composition comprising at least one oxidizing agent, at least one etchant, at least one corrosion inhibitor, at least one passivating agent, at least one solvent, and optionally at least one complexing agent,wherein the oxidizing agent comprises a species selected from the group consisting of FeCl3 (both hydrated and unhydrated), Fe(NO3)3, Sr(NO3)2, CoF3, FeF3, MnF3, oxone (2KHSO5·KHSO4·K2SO4), periodic acid, iodic acid, vanadium (V) oxide, vanadium (IV,V) oxide, ammonium vanadate, ammonium peroxomonosulfate, ammonium chlorite (NH4ClO2), ammonium chlorate (NH4ClO3), ammonium iodate (NH4IO3), ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3), ammonium perborate (NH4BO3), ammonium perchlorate (NH4ClO4), ammonium periodate (NH4IO3), ammonium persulfate ((NH4)2S2O8), ammonium hypochlorite (NH4ClO), ammonium tungstate ((NH4)10H2(W2O7)), sodium persulfate (Na2S2O8), sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), sodium perborate, potassium iodate (KIO3), potassium permanganate (KMnO4), potassium persulfate, nitric acid (HNO3), potassium persulfate (K2S2O8), potassium hypochlorite (KClO), tetramethylammonium chlorite ((N(CH3)4)ClO2), tetramethylammonium chlorate ((N(CH3)4)ClO3), tetramethylammonium iodate ((N(CH3)4)IO3), tetramethylammonium perborate ((N(CH3)4)BO3), tetramethylammonium perchlorate ((N(CH3)4)ClO4), tetramethylammonium periodate ((N(CH3)4)IO4), tetramethylammonium persulfate ((N(CH3)4)S2O8), tetrabutylammonium peroxomonosulfate, peroxomonosulfuric acid, ferric nitrate (Fe(NO3)3), peracetic acid (CH3(CO)OOH), toluquinone, dimethyl-1,4-benzoquinone, chloranil, alloxan, and combinations thereof;
wherein the composition is substantially devoid of hydrogen peroxide, and
wherein the at least one corrosion inhibitor is selected from the group consisting of:
a species selected from the group consisting of pyridine-N-oxide, N-ethylmorpholine-N-oxide, N-methylpyrrolidine-N-oxide, and N-ethylpyrrolidine-N-oxide;
a heterocycle selected from the group consisting of quinoline, quinazoline, isoquinoline, pyrazine, quinoxaline, phenazine, phenanthridine, and acridine;
a heterocycle selected from the group consisting of quinolone, quinazoline, isoquinoline, pyrazine, quinoxaline, phenazine, phenanthridine, and acridine, the heterocycle comprising at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of phenyl, benzyl, phenethyl, 3-phenylpropyl, and benzyloxy.
US Pat. No. 10,138,381

HIGH PERFORMANCE SILICON BASED THERMAL COATING COMPOSITIONS

Burning Bush Group, LLC, ...

1. A silicon based coating composition, comprising:a. 1% to 99% (w/w) of a first mixture, by weight of the total composition, comprising:
i. 60% to 70% (w/w of the first mixture) polysilazane;
ii. 12% to 22% (w/w of the first mixture) polysiloxane; and
iii. 12% to 22% (w/w of the first mixture) polysilane; and
b. 1% to 99% (w/w) of a second mixture, by weight of the total composition, comprising:
i. 77% to 87% (w/w of the second mixture) high temperature silicone based resin with a heat resistance up to 1200 ° F.;
ii. 7% to 17% (w/w of the second mixture) organic solvent;
iii. 1% to 5% (w/w of the second mixture) ceramic microspheres; and
iv. 1% to 5% (w/w of the second mixture) corrosion inhibitor;which composition after curing is a thermal barrier coat composition that can withstand temperature over 1600° F. in accordance with ASTM E1530 test standards for heat stability, having a thickness ranging between about 0.4 mil and about 1.5 mil and a hardness ranging between about 4H and about 9H.
US Pat. No. 10,137,101

ALKYLAMIDO COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Nogra Pharma Limited, Du...

1. A method of treating acne in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of N-acetyl-(S)-3-(4-aminophenyl)-2-methoxypropionic acid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a pharmaceutically acceptable N-oxide thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,138,403

COMPOSITION FOR HEAT CYCLE SYSTEM AND HEAT CYCLE SYSTEM

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A composition for a heat cycle system comprising:a working medium for heat cycle comprising 1-chloro-2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene; and
a stabilizer suppressing deterioration of the working medium for heat cycle, wherein the stabilizer is at least one selected from the group consisting of nitromethane, 1,4-benzoquinone, 3-methoxyphenol, and phenothiazine.
US Pat. No. 10,137,143

PREVENTING TUMOR DEVELOPMENT AND METASTASIS

The Administrators of the...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of a tumor having increased expression of TRAF3IP2, wherein said composition comprises at least one silencing sequence for TRAF3IP2 in a pharmaceutically acceptable nucleic acid carrier in an amount effective for the therapeutic treatment of a tumor, wherein said silencing sequence reduces the expression of the TRAF3IP2 gene by at least 65% as comparing to without the silencing sequence for TRAF3IP2, and wherein said silencing sequence is a modified portion of sense strand of SEQ ID NO. 7, wherein the portion is about 18-30 nt in length.
US Pat. No. 10,137,156

COMPOSITION COMPRISING NEURAL CELL AND ELASTIN-LIKE POLYPEPTIDE FOR TREATING PARKINSON'S DISEASE

DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE...

1. A composition for increasing survival rate of a neural cell, the composition comprising:a neural cell; and an elastin-like artificial extracellular matrix (REP), wherein the neural cell is a mesencephalon-derived neural stem cell or a mesencephalon-derived neural progenitor cell,
wherein the elastin-like artificial extracellular matrix is [VGRGD(VGVPG)6]n (n=10, 12, 15, or 20) (SEQ ID NO: 4); and
wherein the elastin-like artificial extracellular matrix has a concentration ranging from 40 to 60 ?M and the number of the neural cells is 3×104 to 4×104.
US Pat. No. 10,138,438

LOW SULFUR MARINE DISTILLATE FUEL TRUNK PISTON ENGINE OIL COMPOSITION

Chevron Oronite Technolog...

1. A marine distillate fuel trunk piston diesel engine lubricating oil composition comprising:(a) a major amount of a Group I base oil;
(b) a detergent composition comprising:
(i) a medium overbased detergent comprising an overbased salt of a linear alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid, wherein at least 90 mole % of the alkyl groups are C20 or greater, and wherein the TBN of the medium overbased detergent on an actives basis is from about 100 to 300 mg KOH/g;
(ii) a high overbased detergent comprising an overbased salt of a linear alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid, wherein at least 90 mole % of the alkyl groups are C20 or greater, and wherein the TBN of the high overbased detergent on an actives basis is greater than about 300 mg KOH/g; and
(iii) a non-overbased sulfurized alkylphenate detergent which is substantially free of polyol promoter oxidation products; and which is prepared by the process comprising: contacting an alkylphenol having at least one alkyl substituent from 6 to 36 carbon atoms with sulfur, in the presence of a promoter acid selected from the group of alkanoic acids having 1 through 3 carbon atoms, mixtures of the alkanoic acids, alkaline earth metal salts of the alkanoic acids and mixtures thereof, and at least a stoichiometric amount of a calcium base sufficient to neutralize the alkylphenol and the promoter at a temperature of from about 130° C. to about 250° C. under reactive conditions in the absence of a polyol promoter or an alkanol having 1 to 5 carbon atoms for a sufficient period of time to react essentially all of the sulfur thereby yielding a calcium sulfurized alkylphenate essentially free of elemental sulfur, wherein the non-overbased sulfurized alkylphenate detergent is present at less than 3.5 wt %,
wherein the ratio of weight % medium overbased detergent (i) to weight % high overbased detergent (ii) is from about 0.1:1 to 10:1; and
(c) a marine distillate fuel trunk piston diesel engine lubricating oil composition additive selected from the group consisting of an antioxidant, ashless dispersant, other detergent, rust inhibitor, dehazing agent, demulsifying agent, pour point depressant, antifoaming agent, co-solvent, corrosion-inhibitor, dyes, extreme pressure agent and mixtures thereof,
wherein the TBN of the composition is less than 30 mg KOH/g; and
wherein the composition does not contain a friction modifier and an overbased detergent comprising a salt of an alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid having at least 50 mole % of alkyl groups that are C14-C18.
US Pat. No. 10,138,442

OUTDOOR CLEANING SYSTEM CONCENTRATES

Jelmar, LLC, Skokie, IL ...

1. An outdoor cleaning concentrate composition comprising:a surfactant selected from the group consisting of alkyl glucosides, alkyl carboxylates, alkyl polyoxyethylenes, alkyl polysaccharides, alkylamine ethoxylates, amphoterics, amine oxides, polyalkylene glycol, sarcosines and sarcosinates;
a fungicide, comprising about 6 wt. % to about 12 wt. % of the composition;
a chelating agent; and
a disinfectant comprising potassium carbonate,
wherein the pH of the concentrate composition ranges from about 9.4 to about 9.8.
US Pat. No. 10,138,469

SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE AND USE THEREOF

Toagosei Co., Ltd., Toky...

or a modified amino acid sequence formed by conservative substitution of one, two or three amino acid residues in the amino acid sequence and that induces reprogramming in at least one type of differentiated cell; andculturing the cell culture to which the peptide has been supplied and thereby inducing reprogramming of the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,143,054

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DRIVER

DAZZO TECHONOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver, for driving a plurality of LED strings, the LED driver comprising:a dimming control circuit, for receiving a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal and a clock signal and outputting a dimming signal and a sampling signal, wherein a turn-on time of the sampling signal at high-level is shorter than a clock cycle of the clock signal;
a first error amplifier, coupled to the dimming control circuit, for receiving a feedback voltage, a reference voltage and the dimming signal respectively and outputting a compensating voltage;
a second error amplifier, coupled to the first error amplifier, for receiving the compensating voltage and a ramp signal respectively and outputting a pulse voltage;
a driving controller, coupled to the dimming control circuit and the second error amplifier, for receiving the dimming signal and the pulse voltage respectively and outputting a control signal;
an output stage, coupled to the driving controller, a first terminal of the plurality of LED strings, an input voltage and a ground terminal respectively, for receiving the control signal and the input voltage and generating an output voltage to the plurality of LED strings, wherein a plurality of LED currents flows from the first terminal of the plurality of LED strings to a second terminal of the plurality of LED strings respectively;
a minimum voltage selecting unit, coupled to the second terminal of the plurality of LED strings, for sensing a plurality of LED voltages at the second terminal of the plurality of LED strings and selecting a minimum LED voltage from the plurality of LED voltages; and
a switch unit, coupled to the dimming control circuit, the first error amplifier and the minimum voltage selecting unit respectively and controlled by the sampling signal, for selectively conducting the minimum voltage selecting unit and the first error amplifier, so that the first error amplifier receiving the minimum LED voltage from the minimum voltage selecting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,143,042

HEATING DEVICE

NICHIAS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A heating device comprising:a heater; and
a support member that supports the heater and comprises bio-soluble inorganic fibers,
wherein the bio-soluble inorganic fibers are Mg silicate fibers having the following composition or Ca silicate fibers having the following composition:
[Mg silicate fibers]
SiO2: 66 to 82 wt %
CaO: 1 to 9 wt %
MgO: 10 to 30 wt %
Al2O3: 3 wt % or less
Other oxides: less than 2 wt %
[Ca silicate fibers]
SiO2: 66 to 82 wt %
CaO: 10 to 34 wt %
MgO: 3 wt % or less
Al2O3: 5 wt % or less
Other oxides: less than 2 wt %
wherein the heating device comprises any coating of the following configurations (1) to (3); and due to the coating, the bio-soluble inorganic fibers do not contact directly the heater or the contact of the bio-soluble inorganic fibers with the heater is reduced compared with a heater without the coating:(1) at least surfaces of the support member that contact the heater are coated;(2) bio-soluble inorganic fibers that are present on at least surfaces of the support member that contact the heater are coated; and(3) the heater is coated.

US Pat. No. 10,143,040

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO IMPROVE THE MULTIMEDIA CONTENT DISTRIBUTION IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS INCLUDING AUTONOMOUS AND NON-AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A communication system comprising:one or more cloud servers configured to communicate with at least one mobile access point (MAP), wherein the one or more cloud server comprises:
a control module configured to coordinate collection of a first multimedia content from a plurality of multimedia devices that communicate with the at least one MAP, wherein the control module is configured to control one or both of collection and distribution of the first multimedia content and a second multimedia content;
a user interface (UI) configured for use by a client to set up and manage one or both of the collection and the distribution of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content; and
a content module configured to distribute one or both of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content to an end-user,
wherein:
one or both of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content is cached in memory that is one of volatile memory and non-volatile memory, and
a type of the memory selected for storing the first multimedia content is based on one or more content parameters, the content parameters comprising size of the first multimedia content, urgency of request for the first multimedia content, and a probability of the first multimedia content being requested within a pre-determined period.

US Pat. No. 10,143,036

MILLIMETER WAVE WIRELESS SYSTEM USING LICENSED AND UNLICENSED FREQUENCY SPRECTRUM

Phazr, Inc., Allen, TX (...

1. A communications device, comprising: a transmitter configured to transmit in an uplink direction a first millimeter wave band signal in an unlicensed frequency spectrum at a low transmit equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP), the transmitter comprising: a first signal processing circuit configured to generate the first millimeter wave band signal; a power amplifier configured to amplify the first millimeter wave band signal; a low gain transmit antenna array configured to transmit the first millimeter wave band signal; a receiver configured to receive from the downlink direction a second millimeter wave band signal in a licensed frequency spectrum at a low receive gain, the receiver comprising: a low receive gain antenna array configured to receive the second millimeter wave band signal; a low noise amplifier configured to amplify the second millimeter wave band signal; a second signal processing circuit configured to process the second millimeter wave band signal.

US Pat. No. 10,143,030

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IMPROVE A NETWORK CONNECTION VIA A CONNECTED VEHICLE

1. A cellular-enabled device, comprising:a processor; and
memory to store machine readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including:
establishing a first connection relationship to a cellular-enabled vehicle using a short distance radio frequency protocol; and
when the cellular-enabled device is located within a range of the cellular-enabled vehicle:
establishing a first connection to the cellular-enabled vehicle using the short distance radio frequency protocol, the first connection based on the first connection relationship;
in response to receiving a registration request from the cellular-enabled vehicle, sending a registration message including a subscriber identifier to the cellular-enabled vehicle;
in response to receiving a request to end a second connection to a cellular network, detaching from the cellular network; and
routing first cellular data associated with the cellular-enabled device between the cellular network and the cellular-enabled device via the cellular-enabled vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,143,011

CHANNEL ACCESS PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for processing channel access performed by user equipment, comprising:receiving a fallback to physical random access channel (PRACH) configuration sent by a base station;
configuring, in response to the received fallback to PRACH configuration, the user equipment to allow a discontinuous reception (DRX) state or a short-DRX state of enhanced DRX and prohibit a long-DRX state of the enhanced DRX by triggering the user equipment to fall back to the short-DRX state from the long-DRX state if the user equipment is in the long-DRX state;
receiving a fallback to PRACH indication sent by the base station;
initiating access on PRACH in response to the received fallback to PRACH indication;
entering a continuous reception state in response to the received fallback to PRACH indication; and
if a timer that triggers entering the DRX state is running when the fallback to PRACH indication is received, stopping the timer.

US Pat. No. 10,143,010

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:circuitry configured to:
perform wireless communication with another device;
compare a first carrier sense level with a second carrier sense level, wherein the first carrier sense level is associated with a first set of communication devices that are configured to dynamically change the first carrier sense level, wherein the second carrier sense level is associated with a second set of communication devices where the second carrier sense level is fixed as a default level, and wherein each one of the first carrier sense level and the second carrier sense level indicates a respective threshold for measured reception power; and
control a parameter associated with the wireless communication to transmit data based on the comparison result between the first carrier sense level and the second carrier sense level.

US Pat. No. 10,142,999

RESOURCE SELECTION IN DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device-to-device, D2D, communication circuitry, for use in a device of a wireless communication network, the device being configured to transmit and receive device-to-device communications, the circuitry comprising:synchronization establishing circuitry to acquire radio resource synchronization and to establish a time-frequency resource grid for a D2D communication, the time-frequency resource grid having a plurality of resource units for allocation to a D2D connection;
signal metric evaluation circuitry to evaluate signal metrics of resource units of the plurality of resource units when the time-frequency resource grid has been established; and
radio resource selection circuitry to compare the signal metrics to a lower threshold value and an upper threshold value, and select a time resource of the time-frequency resource grid for allocation to the D2D communication based on said comparison of the signal metrics to the lower threshold value and the upper threshold value,
wherein the radio resource selection circuitry is to select the time resource by selecting from at least a subset of time resources of the time-frequency resource grid currently available for allocation to a new D2D transmission, the time resource being select to minimize a number of constituent resource units for which the signal metric is evaluated to lie between the lower threshold value and the upper threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,996

SENSITIVITY TUNING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by an access point, a beacon message;
setting, by the access point, a receiver of the access point to first and second sensitivity thresholds at which transmissions occurring on a wireless channel can be detected, wherein the access point is associated with two or more other apparatuses;
detecting, by the access point, whether transmissions are occurring on the wireless channel with the receiver set to the first sensitivity threshold during a first period within a beacon period and with the receiver set to the second sensitivity threshold during a second period within the beacon period; and
determining the second sensitivity threshold based on a poorest quality link amongst links between the access point and the two or more other apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,142,990

RADIO NODE, COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a radio node for enabling communication between a first communication device and a second communication device over a device-to-device, D2D, connection in a radio communications network, the method comprising:allocating radio resource bands of a carrier band for the D2D connection according to at least a first pattern for frequency hopping, wherein the radio resource bands are used for frequency hopping over the carrier band and are at a respective carrier band edge and/or at the respective carrier band edge plus or minus a margin such that a contiguous bandwidth of radio resources between the radio resource bands is not used by the first pattern; and
signalling an indication of the allocated radio resource bands to the first communication device and/or the second communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,984

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUBFRAME INTERLACING IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving information relating to a subframe resource interlace allocation of a first downlink (DL) resource from a first base station;
receiving signaling from the first base station during at least one subframe associated with the subframe resource interlace allocation;
determining a signal metric associated with the signaling, wherein the first DL resource is time-division orthogonal to a second DL resource allocated to a second base station; and
transmitting the signal metric to the first base station;
wherein a base station type of the first base station is one of a first power class macrocell base station, a second power class macrocell base station, a femtocell base station, or a picocell base station, and the base station type of the first base station is different from a base station type of the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,970

RLC RECONFIGURATION DURING CELL RESELECTION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus, comprisingat least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
send, as part of a radio resource control reconfiguration procedure for a reconfiguration of a terminal, a first reconfiguration message to the terminal to reconfigure radio resource control configuration of the terminal, wherein the first reconfiguration message provides for the terminal a first configuration of a first radio bearer in a first cell and is based on a first capability of a forward access channel of the first cell;
detect whether or not the terminal has completed the reconfiguration based on the first reconfiguration message;
receive, prior to detection of completion of the reconfiguration based on the first reconfiguration message, a cell update message from the terminal, wherein the cell update message indicates that the terminal has performed a cell update from the first cell to a second cell different from the first cell;
in response to a determination the second cell has a same capability of the forward access channel as the first capability of the forward access channel of the first cell, sending a cell update confirmation to the terminal with radio link control information for the cell update to the second cell; and
otherwise, in response to a determination the second cell has a second capability of the forward access channel different from the first capability of the forward access channel of the first cell, performing the following:
sending, in response to the terminal completing the reconfiguration and the cell update message being received, a cell update confirmation message without radio link control information for the cell update to the second cell;
sending, in response to a message from the terminal that a cell update to the second cell is confirmed, a second reconfiguration message to the terminal, wherein the second reconfiguration message provides second configuration of the second radio bearer in the second cell at least by providing the radio link control information for the cell update to the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,967

METHOD OF HANDLING RADIO RESOURCE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of handling radio resource for a first communication device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting at least one notification frame to a second communication device, to indicate a radio resource rearrangement;
applying the radio resource rearrangement;
determining at least one radio resource threshold according to the radio resource rearrangement;
receiving a packet from the second communication device and determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the received packet and the at least one radio resource threshold; and
performing a specific operation when determining the second communication device does not apply the radio resource rearrangement, to communicate with the second communication device via the rearranged radio resources;
wherein the step of receiving the packet from the second communication device and determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the received packet and the at least one radio resource threshold comprises:
decoding a physical layer header of the received packet, to acquire identification information;
identifying the packet when the identification information matches an identification of the first communication device; and
determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the identified packet and the at least one radio resource threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,142,962

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING COVERAGE OF MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION (MTC) DEVICES

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) configured to operate using a coverage enhancement mode at a coverage enhancement level, the WTRU comprising:a receiver configured to receive configuration information related to a random access channel from an eNode-B, the configuration information including at least a first coverage enhancement level having a first response window time configuration information and a first repetition factor, and a second coverage enhancement level having a second response window time configuration information and a second repetition factor;
a transmitter configured to transmit using the configuration information, a first random access preamble transmission according to the first coverage enhancement level having a first response window time according to the first response window time configuration information and not the second response window time configuration information, and the first repetition factor;
the transmitter further configured to transmit using the configuration information, on a condition that a random access response (RAR) message is not received within the first response window time in response to the first random access preamble transmission, a second random access preamble transmission according to the second coverage enhancement level having a second response window time according to the second response window time configuration information and not the first response window time configuration information, and the second repetition factor; and
wherein the first and second repetition factors indicate a number of times to repeat each preamble during each transmission, and
wherein the first repetition factor of the first coverage enhancement level is lower than the second repetition factor of the second coverage enhancement level.

US Pat. No. 10,142,947

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT IN A SYSTEM CONFIGURED WITH SERVING CELLS HAVING D2D SUB-FRAMES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A power control method, applicable to a system configured with serving cells, comprising:A, calculating, by a user equipment (UE), transmission power required by each of the serving cells configured for the UE, wherein at least one of the serving cells is configured with device to device (D2D) sub-frames;
B, determining, by the UE, a channel or a signal that is possible to be transmitted in each of the serving cells and allocating transmission power for the channel or signal according to conditions of the serving cells configured for the UE and a relation between an amount of total transmission power required by all of the serving cells configured for the UE and an amount of maximum transmission power configured for the UE; and
C, transmitting, by the UE, the channel or signal of a serving cell according to the transmission power allocated to the channel or signal of the serving cell,
wherein the allocating the transmission power for the channel or signal comprises allocating the transmission power for the channel or signal according to a priority for allocating transmission power of the channel or signal of each of the serving cells, and
wherein the priority is determined based on whether the channel or signal is related to D2D service, cellular network communication service, public safety (PS) service, or non-public safety (N-PS) service.

US Pat. No. 10,142,919

CELLULAR MOBILE DEVICE

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of operating a mobile device, the method comprising:scanning for a set of base stations from a plurality of base stations, each base station being part of a cellular network;
connecting to a base station from the set of base stations;
displaying a network name associated with a cellular network identifier of the connected base station; and
accessing a data store accessible to the mobile device, the data store storing an ordered set of base station property fields relating to candidate network names associated with different types of base stations having the same cellular network identifier; and
identifying a highest priority entry in the ordered set for the connected base station,
wherein the displayed network name corresponds to the identified highest priority entry candidate network name.

US Pat. No. 10,142,908

DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION ROUTING BASED ON CONSISTENCY WEIGHTING AND ROUTING RULES

LIVEPERSON, INC., New Yo...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, at a computing device, a communication including content data;
storing the communication in a primary queue, wherein the primary queue includes a plurality of queue positions for storing a plurality of communications, and wherein the communication is stored at a queue position of the plurality of queue positions in the primary queue;
retrieving the communication from the queue position of the primary queue;
analyzing the communication, wherein analyzing includes parsing the content data for a keyword, and wherein the keyword corresponds to a secondary queue;
storing the communication in the secondary queue, wherein the secondary queue is associated with one or more terminal devices;
identifying a terminal device associated with the secondary queue, wherein the terminal device is associated with an agent;
identifying an availability of the agent associated with the terminal device, wherein the availability indicates a response latency associated with the agent; and
determining whether to route the communication to the terminal device, wherein determining includes evaluating whether the response latency satisfies an agent consistency threshold, and wherein when the agent consistency threshold is satisfied, the communication is routed to the terminal device despite the indicated response latency.

US Pat. No. 10,142,903

INTER-DOMAIN HANDOVER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USER EQUIPMENT AND RELAY GATEWAY DEVICE

WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION...

1. An inter-domain handover system for mobile devices, comprising a first relay gateway device and a second relay gateway device directly or indirectly connected to the first relay gateway device, the first relay gateway device including a first processor and a first storage, the second relay gateway device including a second processor and a second storage, wherein a packet transmission is performed between a first mobile device and a second mobile device through the first relay gateway device, and the second mobile device switches from the first relay gateway device to the second relay gateway device; the inter-domain handover system performs an inter-domain handover method for mobile devices, the inter-domain handover method including:the second processor determines that the second mobile device has joined the domain of the second relay gateway device;
the second processor broadcasts a complex information of the second mobile device, wherein the complex information includes an identification code and a current IP address, and
the first processor updates a first list of the first storage according to the complex information of the second mobile device,
wherein after the step in which the first processor updates a first list of the first storage according to the complex information of the second mobile device, the identification code, the current IP address and a former IP address of the second mobile device in the first list correspond to each other, and
wherein when the first mobile device transmits a first package to the second mobile device in which the destination address of the first package is the former IP address, the first processor modifies the destination address of the first packet from the former IP address into the current IP address according to the former IP address and the current IP address in the first list of the first storage, and then transmits the first packet to the second mobile device via the first relay gateway device and the second relay gateway device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,901

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REALIZING FUNCTION BY CAUSING ELEMENTS OF HARDWARE TO PERFORM LINKAGE OPERATION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A system comprising:circuitry that:
stores functional information indicating a capability of each of a plurality of elements located remotely from the system, the plurality of elements including at least one or more sensors, the at least one or more sensors being a motion sensor, a camera sensor, or a human detection sensor;
identifies a function capable of being performed by linking a plurality of displayed information corresponding to the elements based on the stored functional information; and
generates executable application instructions; and
transmits the executable application instructions corresponding to the identified function capable of being performed by linking the plurality of displayed information corresponding to the elements to a first device remote from the system.

US Pat. No. 10,142,859

ROUTING METHOD AND ROUTING APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A routing method, comprising:receiving, by a first mobility router, a first data packet sent by a first mobile node to a first communication peer end, wherein the first mobility router is a mobility router in a visited network of the first mobile node, and the first data packet comprises an address of the first communication peer end;
acquiring, by the first mobility router, an address of a proxy routing entity based on the address of the first communication peer end, wherein the proxy routing entity is located in a communication path between the first mobility router and the first communication peer end;
establishing, by the first mobility router, a second tunnel to a second mobility router, wherein the second mobility router is a mobility router in a home network of the first mobile node;
establishing, by the first mobility router, a first tunnel to the proxy routing entity based on the address of the proxy routing entity;
before completing establishment of the first tunnel, transmitting, by the first mobility router, the first data packet between the first mobile node and the first communication peer end by using the second tunnel; and
transmitting, by the first mobility router by using the first tunnel, a subsequent data packet that follows the first data packet and is sent by the first communication peer end to the first mobile node.

US Pat. No. 10,142,853

AUTOMATED DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM SELF-CONFIGURATION

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method, comprising:determining a mapping of external cells from measurements of external downlink signals received by a remote unit of a distributed antenna system, the remote unit providing wireless communication within a coverage zone;
determining a mapping of internal cells from measurements of internal downlink signals provided by base stations communicatively coupled to a head-end unit of the distributed antenna system;
determining relation information of neighboring cells that include radio footprints that overlap with the coverage zone of the remote unit; and
configuring the distributed antenna system and the base stations based on the mapping of external cells, the mapping of internal cells, and the relation information of neighboring cells.

US Pat. No. 10,142,843

WIRELESS KEY MANAGEMENT FOR AUTHENTICATION

Master Lock Company LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a mobile device, an encrypted user profile to a locking device, the encrypted user profile including a user key and encrypted by a server using a lock key;
decrypting, by the locking device, the encrypted user profile using the lock key to generate a decrypted user profile and obtain the user key from the decrypted user profile, wherein the lock key is pre-stored on the locking device;
generating, by the mobile device, an encrypted command using the user key;
transmitting, by the mobile device, the encrypted command to the locking device;
decrypting, by the locking device, the encrypted command received from the mobile device using the user key that was obtained from decrypting the encrypted user profile to generate a decrypted command; and
initiating, by the locking device, an action of the locking device as specified by the decrypted command.

US Pat. No. 10,142,825

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS COMMUNICATING WITH EXTERNAL APPARATUS BY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a first wireless communication unit;
a second wireless communication unit; and
a control unit,
wherein the control unit is configured to perform control
to periodically transmit an advertise from the second communication unit,
upon receiving a response to the advertise by the second wireless communication unit, to start connection processing for getting connected to an external device via the second wireless communication unit,
to share with the external apparatus a communication parameter to be used for communication via the first wireless communication unit after starting the connection processing,
to notify a user of completion of the connection processing after completion of processing for sharing with the external apparatus, the communication parameter to be used for communication via the first wireless communication unit, and
such that a service executable via the second wireless communication unit is not available for use until the completion of the processing for sharing with the external apparatus the communication parameter to be used for communication via the first wireless communication unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,811

MESSAGING SERVICE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE

Zeta Global Corp., New Y...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors and executable instructions accessible on a computer-readable medium that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from a client application executing on a client device, a message transmission request including a telephone number assigned to a recipient device;
adding the message transmission request to an outbound queue based on determining the message transmission request is valid;
causing transmission of a message to the recipient device based on the message transmission request being included in the outbound queue;
obtaining status information specifying a status of transmission of the message, the status information including an indication of successful transmission of the message; and
storing a record of the message transmission request in a machine-readable medium responsive to the causing the transmission of the message, the storing the record including storing the message and the indication of successful transmission of the message.

US Pat. No. 10,142,785

DETECTING LOCATION WITHIN A NETWORK

Ivani, LLC, Dardenne Pra...

1. A method for detecting a presence of a human comprising:providing a first transceiver disposed at a first location within a detection area;
providing a second transceiver disposed at a second location within said detection area;
a computer server communicably coupled to said first transceiver;
said first transceiver receiving a first set of wireless signals from said second transceiver when a human is present within said detection area at a first position;
said computer server receiving a first set of signal data from said first transceiver, said first set of signal data comprising data about properties of said first set of wireless signals;
said computer server creating a baseline signal profile for wireless communications from said second transceiver to said first transceiver, said baseline signal profile being based at least in part on said properties of said first set of wireless signals in said first set of signal data when said human is present in said detection area at said first position;
said human moving from said first position to a second position in said detection area;
said first transceiver receiving a second set of wireless signals from said second transceiver when said human is present at said second position;
said computer server receiving a second set of signal data from said first transceiver, said second set of signal data comprising data about properties of said second set of wireless signals;
and said computer server determining if the position of said human in said detection area has changed, said determination based at least in part on a comparison of said properties of said second set of wireless signals in said second set of wireless signal data to said baseline signal profile.

US Pat. No. 10,142,775

IDENTIFYING MOBILE DEVICE LOCATION AND CORRESPONDING SUPPORT CENTER LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES OVER A NETWORK

KASEYA LIMITED, Dublin (...

1. A method, comprising:identifying a present location of a mobile device and a current service center assigned to the mobile device;
assigning the mobile device to a new service center location at a remote location from the current service center location based on:
determining whether a current status of a support session indicates that the support session is near completion;
maintaining the current support session with the current support center if the support session is near completion; and
reassigning the support session to the new service center location which is closer in distance if the support session is not near completion.

US Pat. No. 10,142,761

STRUCTURAL MODELING OF THE HEAD RELATED IMPULSE RESPONSE

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for generating, using a computational signal processing model, coefficients of a head-related impulse response (HRIR) filter usable in rendering audio for playback comprising:receiving parameters describing the location of a sound source, wherein the parameters are defined relative to the position of a head of a listener;
determining a first set of filter coefficients from a spherical head component of the signal processing model in response to at least one of the parameters;
determining a second set of filter coefficients from a pinna component of the signal processing model in response to at least one of the parameters, wherein the pinna component of the signal processing model includes a front/back asymmetry model to account for a pinna shadowing effect;
determining a third set of filter coefficients from a torso component of the signal processing model in response to at least one of the parameters;
determining a fourth set of coefficients from a near-field component of the signal processing model in response to at least one of the parameters; and
combining the first, second, third, and fourth sets of coefficients by convolution to generate the coefficients of the HRIR filter,
wherein the front/back asymmetry model comprises:
for each ear, a front/back difference for front elevations in front of the head and a front/back difference for back elevations behind the head determined from a difference between responses for respective elevations that are mirror images of each other, mirrored at a frontal plane, wherein a tilt factor specifies how much of the difference between responses for respective elevations that are mirror images of each other is applied to the front/back difference for the front elevations to boost the front elevations and how much of the difference between responses for respective elevations that are mirror images of each other is applied to the front/back difference for the back elevations as a level cut to the back elevations, wherein the difference between responses for respective elevations that are mirror images of each other is a function of azimuth and elevation; and
front/back difference filters for the front and back elevations computed from the front/back differences for the front and back elevations, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,142,727

DIRECTIVITY CONTROL APPARATUS, DIRECTIVITY CONTROL METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM AND DIRECTIVITY CONTROL SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A directivity control apparatus for controlling a directivity of a sound collected by a first sound collector including a plurality of microphones, the directivity control apparatus comprising:a directivity former configured to form a directivity of the sound in a direction toward a position of a monitoring target in an image displayed on a display; and
an information obtainer configured to obtain information on the position of the monitoring target in the image displayed on the display, wherein
the directivity former is configured to change the directivity of the sound toward the position of the monitoring target in accordance with a movement of the monitoring target by referring to the information on the position obtained by the information obtainer.

US Pat. No. 10,142,698

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUDIO DATA TRANSMISSION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for audio data transmission, comprising:in a first electronic device:
receiving an authentication request from a second electronic device;
transmitting a response to said second electronic device based on said authentication request,
wherein said second electronic device authenticates said first electronic device based on said response;
selecting a frequency modulation (FM) band based on said authentication;
receiving an audio portion and a video description portion of multimedia content, from said second electronic device, via said selected FM band,
wherein said multimedia content is rendered at a display screen of said second electronic device; and
selecting said FM band via a user interface (UI) rendered at said first electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,661

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATION

Mobilitie, LLC, Newport ...

1. A mobile communication device configured for communication with one or more of a plurality of wireless access points (APs) in a venue to receive selected data packets from a single data stream of data packets transmitted by the plurality of APs, comprising:a short-range transceiver configured to communicate with at least one of the plurality of APs and receive the single data stream transmitted therefrom, the single transmitted data stream having a plurality of data packets each having a designated port number corresponding to one of a plurality of video streams that have been combined to form the single data stream;
a processor configured to select a port number corresponding to a desired one of the plurality of video streams wherein the processor is configured to capture only the data packets having the selected port number to thereby extract the desired one of the plurality of video streams from the single data stream;
a memory device configured to store the captured data packets having the selected port number;
a display; and
a video player configured to play the captured data packets to thereby play the selected one of the plurality of video streams on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,142,596

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SECURED INTERACTIVE REMOTE MAINTENANCE ASSIST

The United States of Amer...

1. An interactive remote maintenance assist system comprising:a head mounted device (HMD) comprising a visual interface, a voice interface system with voice recognition systems, a control section, an imager system operable to collect video or still images, and an input/output system;
a remote maintenance server (RMS) operable to communicate with said HMD; and
wherein said control section comprises comprising:
a first section configured to identify the system under test (SUT) using an image recognition function, wherein said first section collects, using the imager system and the voice interface which a microphone, sound and image data corresponding to sound or image related performance parameters of the SUT and transmitting the sound and image data to the RMS;
a second section configured to identify a plurality of subsystems (PLoS) within the SUT in a data library;
a third section configured to create three dimensional models of the PLoS and displaying the same on the visual interface of the HMD using an augmented reality function;
a fourth section configured for collecting SUT data or sensor data comprising one or more of temperature, fan speed, processor speed, memory capacity, and voltage power values corresponding to performance parameters of the SUT, wherein the fourth section further is configured for connecting to the RMS using an encrypted connection wherein connecting is via streaming video or images sent to the RMS, wherein said connecting further comprises sending said SUT data and said sensor data from one or more sensors collecting said sensor data from the SUT;
a fifth section configured for conducting a prognostics and health management (PHM) service on the collected data to determine system health and projected health of the SUT or PLoS, wherein said system health and projected health of the SUT or PLoS is determined at least in part using machine instructions or control logic which execute principle component analysis logic comprising:
generating a regression trend determination based on a linear regression method, wherein the regression trend includes a performance trend line indicating prospective performance of the SUT;
comparing at least the SUT data corresponding to the performance parameters of the SUT to the performance trend line of the regression trend;
predicting prospective values of the SUT data or the sensor data;
displaying on the visual interface a visual graphic depicting a model of the SUT and at least some of the SUT data or sensor data associated with elements of the SUT;
determining in cooperation with the RMS a root-cause for at least one of a current system failure associated with the SUT or a prospective system failure associated with SUT; and
a sixth section configured to authenticate remote user access to the RMS, update the data library, and insert a plurality of (PHM) designators on the visual interface.

US Pat. No. 10,142,591

LOCATION BASED DEVICE GROUPING WITH VOICE CONTROL

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

17. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive a request to initiate a communication between a first user associated with a first user profile and a second user associated with a second user profile;
determine that a plurality of devices are located in an environment associated with the second user profile, the plurality of devices including at least a first device in a first zone of the environment, a second device in the first zone of the environment, and a third device in a second zone of the environment;
determine, based on at least one preference setting associated with at least one of the first user profile or the second user profile, that the communication is to be a first type of communication;
receive at least one of first audio data or first image data captured by the first device;
receive at least one of second audio data or second image data captured by the second device;
determine, based at least in part on the at least one of the first audio data or the first image data and the at least one of the second audio data or the second image data, that second user is located in the first zone;
determine first capabilities associated with the first device;
determine second capabilities associated with the second device;
select, based at least in part on the at least one preference setting, the first capabilities, and the second capabilities, the first device for use for the first type of communication; and
initiate the first type of communication using the first device in the first zone.

US Pat. No. 10,142,576

CONTROL DEVICE, SOUND SWITCHING METHOD OF CONTROL DEVICE, AND PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A control device comprising:a control unit configured to switch an output content information of the control device to a predetermined output content information, when a transition of contents of a controlled device is detected based on a result of a determination from status information from the controlled device whether the controlled device is transitioned to a sound switchable status,
wherein, when the controlled device is determined to be in the sound switchable status by the control unit, the control unit is configured to determine, from the status information, whether the controlled device is determined to be in the sound switchable status directly after the controlled device has transitioned from a state of reproducing single-sound contents to the sound switchable status,
in which the result is based on a second determination from the status information whether the controlled device is reproducing multiplex-sound contents,
in which the status information indicates a second result of a third determination at the controlled device whether transition of type of contents being reproduced at the controlled device is to the multiplex-sound contents, and is based on analyzing of contents data by circuitry of the controlled device, and
in which the controlled device is determined to be in the sound switchable status directly after the controlled device has transitioned from the state of reproducing the single-sound contents to the sound switchable status, when the status information is determined to indicate the controlled device started reproducing the multiplex-sound contents directly after reproducing the single-sound contents.

US Pat. No. 10,142,564

CAPTURING AN IMAGE OF A SCENE USING A SEQUENCE OF PORTIONS OF THE SCENE CAPTURED BY A SENSOR

Imagination Technologies ...

1. An imaging device for capturing an image of a scene, comprising:an image sensor comprising a plurality of pixels;
an optical arrangement operable to focus light from a portion of the scene onto the image sensor whilst preventing light from other portions of the scene from being focused onto the sensor;
a controller configured to cause the optical arrangement to focus light from a sequence of portions of the scene onto the sensor so that the sensor captures the said sequence of portions of the scene; and
a processor configured to use the captured portions of the scene to construct an image of the scene so that the constructed image contains pixel data for a number of pixels greater than the number of pixels in the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,142,542

ILLUMINATED YARD SIGN WITH WIDE-ANGLE SECURITY CAMERA AND COMMUNICATION MODULE FOR USE WITH AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An illuminated sign comprising:a first panel, the first panel including a translucent portion that includes text;
a second panel;
a frame that includes a first opening at a first side of the frame and a second opening at a second side of the frame, the first side being opposite to the second side, and the first opening receiving the first panel and the second opening receiving the second panel;
an illumination source located along at least a portion of a perimeter of the frame, the illumination source emitting light, the text causing at least a portion of the light to cease from transmitting through the first panel;
a first camera disposed at an opening of the first panel;
a second camera disposed at an opening of the second panel;
a communication component;
a power source providing power to the illumination source, the first camera, the second camera, and the communication module;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
detecting an object using the first camera; and
based at least in part on the detecting of the object, causing the second camera to capture at least an image.

US Pat. No. 10,142,540

PANORAMIC VIDEO CAMERAS, CAMERA SYSTEMS, AND METHODS THAT PROVIDE DATA STREAM MANAGEMENT FOR CONTROL AND IMAGE STREAMS IN MULTI-CAMERA ENVIRONMENT WITH OBJECT TRACKING

360FLY, INC., Fort Laude...

1. A method for managing data streams in a multi-camera imaging system, the method comprising:capturing, by a first panoramic video camera of the multi-camera imaging system, images within a field of view of one or more lenses of the first panoramic video camera to produce captured panoramic images, wherein at least some panoramic images of the captured panoramic images include images of an object being tracked by the multi-camera imaging system;
generating, by the first panoramic video camera, a set of digital image files based on the captured panoramic images, each digital image file of the set of digital image files being time sequenced to reflect a time at which a panoramic image represented by the digital image file was captured by the first panoramic video camera;
receiving, by the first panoramic video camera over a first wireless communication network, a control message relating to tracking the object in the multi-camera imaging system, wherein the control message includes position and direction of movement data for the object as determined from one or more panoramic images captured by a second panoramic video camera; and
responsive to the control message, transmitting, by the first panoramic video camera, at least a portion of the set of digital image files over a second wireless communication network, wherein the second wireless communication network supports higher data rate transmission than does the first wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,142,533

TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROLLING USER ACCESS TO IMAGE SENSORS OF A CAMERA DEVICE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A computing device for controlling user access to image sensors of an image sensor array, the computing device comprising:a camera device that includes an image sensor array, wherein the image sensor array comprises a plurality of image sensors; and
a camera driver module to (i) manage access to image data streams generated by each of the image sensors of the image sensor array, (ii) determine a user input mode setting of the camera device selected by a user of the computing device, (iii) expose image sensor data captured by a single image sensor of the image sensor array to the user of the computing device based at least in part on the selected user input mode setting while the other image sensors of the image sensor array, other than the exposed single image sensor, perform corresponding sensor functions to generate corresponding image sensor data, and (iv) restrict, while the camera device is in the selected user input mode setting, user access to the other image sensors of the image sensor array by not displaying settings of the other image sensors to the user of the computing device while the other image sensors of the image sensor array perform corresponding sensor functions.

US Pat. No. 10,142,434

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING NETWORK RESOURCE TRANSMISSION SIZE USING DELTA COMPRESSION

CLOUDFLARE, INC., San Fr...

1. A method, in a network optimizer of a proxy server, of supporting a delta compression technique for reducing network resource transmission size between a near end network optimizer of a client device and a far end network optimizer, wherein the far end network optimizer is coupled with an origin server hosting network resources, the method comprising:receiving from the client device a first request for a network resource, the first request including a first version identifier that identifies a first version of the network resource stored in the near end network optimizer of the client device;
responsive to determining that the network optimizer of the proxy server has access to the first version of the network resource as identified with the first version identifier, transmitting a second request to the far end network optimizer, the second request including a second version identifier of the network resource identifying a second version of the network resource stored in the network optimizer of the proxy server;
receiving a first response from the far end network optimizer, the first response including a first differences file that specifies a first set of one or more differences between the second version of the network resource with a most current version of the network resource received at the far end network optimizer from the origin server, wherein the first response does not include the entire network resource; and
transmitting to the client device a second response including a second differences file that identifies a second set of one or more differences between the most current version of the network resource and the first version of the network resource identified in the first request, wherein the second response does not include the entire network resource and causes the near end network optimizer of the client device to generate an updated version of the network resource.

US Pat. No. 10,142,283

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING A REAL-TIME TELECOMMUNICATION SESSION

Vonage Business Inc., At...

1. A method for establishing a telecommunication session, comprising:receiving, using a server, a plurality of communication identifiers of a first type, wherein each of the plurality of communication identifiers of the first type is associated with an invitation to join the telecommunication session;
determining one or more communication identifiers of a second type based on, for each, its association with at least one of the communication identifiers of the first type;
associating the one or more communication identifiers of the second type with an identifier of the telecommunication session;
receiving a request to join the telecommunication session; and
bypassing an authentication action and granting the request to join the telecommunication session based on at least a determination that the request to join the telecommunication session is associated with at least one of the communication identifiers of the second type that is associated with the identifier of the telecommunication session.

US Pat. No. 10,142,262

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING AN AGGREGATED THROUGHPUT OF SIMULTANEOUS CONNECTIONS

ANCHORFREE INC., Redwood...

1. A method for increasing an aggregated throughput of multiple simultaneous transport connections between computers over a computer network, the method comprising:maintaining, by a first computer, a first plurality of simultaneous connections to a second computer and a second plurality of simultaneous transport connections to a third computer;
receiving, by the first computer, a first group of one or more requests for a data delivery to the second computer over the first plurality of simultaneous transport connections with the second computer;
delivering, by the first computer, requested data corresponding to the first group of one or more requests such the delivery of data corresponding to each requests of the first group of one or more requests must be finished before delivering data corresponding to a subsequent request to the second computer;
receiving, by the first computer, a second group of one or more requests for data delivery to a third computer over a second plurality of simultaneous transport connections with the third computer;
delivering, by the first computer, requested data corresponding to the second group of one or more requests such that delivery of data corresponding to each request of the second group of one or more requests must be finished before delivering data corresponding to a subsequent request to the third computer;
setting, by the first computer, a first number of the first plurality of simultaneous transport connections that are used to deliver the requested data corresponding to the first group of one or more requests;
setting, by the first computer, a second number of the second plurality of simultaneous transport connections that are used to deliver the requested data corresponding to the second group of one or more requests;
detecting, by the first computer, a difference between one or more first parameters of the first plurality of simultaneous transport connections and one or more second parameters of the second plurality of simultaneous transport connections;
setting, by the first computer, the first number of the first plurality of simultaneous transport connections and the second number of the second plurality of simultaneous transport connections to be different according to the difference between the one or more first parameters and the one or more second parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,142,208

AUTO SELECTION OF APPLICATIONS BASED ON RESOURCE CAPACITY

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:providing an appliance marketplace for a given customer to purchase, install, and/or update enterprise applications;
receiving, via a network, a first usage and performance data of an enterprise application from a first installed appliance associated with a first customer and a second usage and performance data of the enterprise application from a second installed appliance associated with a second customer;
adjusting a marketplace hint data using analysis based at least in part on the first usage and performance data and the second usage and performance data, wherein the marketplace hint data is associated with a set of one or more appliance resources required to support a virtualized application workload for the enterprise application;
determining based at least in part on given appliance usage and performance data received from the given customer an amount of unutilized capacity available with respect to one or more appliance resources;
making a resource determination, based at least in part on said amount of unutilized capacity available with respect to said one or more appliance resources for the given customer and the adjusted marketplace hint data, as to whether the given customer's currently available resources are sufficient to support said virtualized application workload; and
presenting the resource determination by adding, updating, and/or deleting an appliance marketplace listing entry associated with the enterprise application in the appliance marketplace to the given customer.

US Pat. No. 10,142,206

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PACKET COMMUNICATION USING HEADER COMPRESSION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A packet communication method using header compression, comprising:applying a header compression protocol to generate a packet;
determining whether the packet is dropped in a transport layer;
transmitting, if it is determined that the packet is dropped, a full packet having an uncompressed header;
transmitting a packet drop indicator to a compressor that controls the header compression protocol; and
if the packet drop indicator is received while the compressor operates in a unidirectional (U) mode or in a bidirectional optimistic (O) mode, transitioning the compressor to an initial and refresh (IR) state.

US Pat. No. 10,142,199

AUTOMATIC PROCESS DATA TRANSMISSION AND MONITORING FOR AN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS NETWORK

Emerson Process Managemen...

1. A method of monitoring data on an industrial process network, the method comprising:transmitting, by a field device over the industrial process network, data to a host device configured to send and receive messages with one or more field devices, wherein the data transmitted over the industrial process network by the field device comprises:
process data identified for use in real-time control of an industrial process;
view data corresponding to the process data, the view data descriptive of one or more attributes of the process data; and
an alert generated by the field device, the alert corresponding to an operational state of the field device;
monitoring, by a data monitoring device, the data transmitted over the industrial process network, the monitoring comprising receiving the data from the field device;
interpreting, by the data monitoring device, one or more attributes of the process data based on the view data;
outputting, by the data monitoring device, at least a portion of the data for display at a display device operatively coupled to the data monitoring device, wherein outputting at least the portion of the data for display at the display device comprises outputting the interpreted process data and the alert for display at the display device; and
transmitting, by the data monitoring device, a response message to the alert, the response message configured to acknowledge the alert transmitted by the field device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,181

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TEMPLATE BASED PLATFORM AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROVISIONING

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A management server configured to manage a plurality of computer devices, the management server comprising:a memory configured to store a plurality of templates, each of the plurality of templates indicative of a software that is executable by at least one server, and management information comprising a model of a type of element that configures each of the plurality of computer devices;
a processor, configured to:
create a computer device profile from a request comprising a selection of one of the plurality of templates and a selection of one of the plurality of computer devices based on the management information; and
apply the computer device profile to the selected one of the plurality of computer devices to configure the selected one of the plurality of computer devices;
wherein the memory further is further configured to store;
a platform table configured to associate each of the plurality of templates with a platform type;
a profile table for a plurality of types of elements, the profile table configured to provide a profile to a combination of the platform type and the model of the element that configures the each of the plurality of computer devices;
wherein the processor is configured to create the computer device profile through;
specifying a model for the plurality of types of elements that configures the selected one of the plurality of computer devices;
specifying the platform type based on the platform table and the selected one of the plurality of templates; and
obtaining the profile of the model based on the specified model, the specified platform type, and the profile table.

US Pat. No. 10,142,172

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:maintaining, at an Internet Service Provider (ISP) platform system for each of a plurality of Internet service providers, a franchisee account, wherein:
each of the plurality of Internet service providers has an access point hosting a local area network (LAN) to which a plurality of subscribers of the Internet service provider connect; and
the ISP platform system comprises a gateway server connected to a wide area network (WAN);
maintaining, at the ISP platform system for each of the plurality of Internet service providers, a plurality of subscriber accounts representing the plurality of subscribers of the Internet service provider;
establishing, via a backhaul channel, a secure network tunnel between the gateway server and the access point of one of the plurality of Internet service providers;
authenticating, at the ISP platform system using the franchisee account of the one of the plurality of Internet service providers, a first computing device connected to the access point of the one of the plurality of Internet service providers as belonging to the one of the plurality of Internet service providers;
enabling, at the ISP platform system, the one of the plurality of Internet service providers to configure, via the first computing device, a network usage policy that controls implementation of at least one usage constraint that should be applied at the gateway server when one or more of the plurality of subscribers of the one of the plurality of Internet service providers accesses the WAN via the secure network tunnel;
authenticating, at the ISP platform system using one of the plurality of subscriber accounts maintained for the one of the plurality of Internet service providers, a second computing device connected to the access point of the one of the plurality of Internet service providers as belonging to a subscriber of the one of the plurality of Internet service providers; and
enforcing, at the gateway server while the second computing device accesses the WAN via the secure network tunnel, the at least one usage constraint controlled by the network usage policy.

US Pat. No. 10,142,158

AUTO ADDRESS AND CONFIGURATION OF A MULTI-DROP COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING AUTOMATIC TERMINATION OF SAME

Astronics Advanced Electr...

1. A system to address and locate a device on a multi-drop bus structure without the use of a token signal, comprising:a first master unit in communication with a cabin service server and with one or more second master units, each master unit further including a database mapping an expected configuration of seat devices and associated passenger control units;
the cabin service server in communication with one or more passenger service modules, each passenger service module electrically controlling one or more electrical devices;
the first master unit and each second master unit in communication with a separate zone of the seat devices, each seat device in communication with one or more of the passenger control units;
wherein toggling a switch on a particular passenger control unit is associated with a change in status of a particular one of the electrical devices; and
wherein each master unit assigns an address to each seat device in its zone and forwards those addresses to the cabin service server and the cabin service server matches each seat device address to a passenger service unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,150

PILOT SIGNAL GENERATING APPARATUS, METHOD THEREOF, AND TRANSMITTING APPARATUS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A pilot signal generating apparatus, comprising:a symbol sequence generating unit which generates a symbol sequence including at least one data symbol;
a pilot symbol position determining unit which determines a position of a pilot symbol which is inserted in the symbol sequence;
a changed amount estimating unit which estimates a changed amount of a pilot symbol due to interference of a data symbol which is adjacent to a predefined position of the pilot symbol;
a pilot symbol generating unit which generates the pilot symbol in consideration of the estimated changed amount, and
a transmitting signal generating unit which generates a transmitting symbol by inserting the pilot symbol in the symbol sequence and generates a transmitting signal using the transmitting symbol,
wherein the transmitting signal generating unit generates the transmitting signal using a faster than Nyquist (FTN) scheme,
wherein the changed amount estimating unit estimates the changed amount due to the interference of the adjacent data symbol in consideration of the number of adjacent data symbols, and
wherein the changed amount estimating unit estimates the changed amount of the pilot symbol using a sum of changed amounts of the adjacent data symbols corresponding to the number of the adjacent data symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,142,149

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING PLCP FRAME IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

WI-FI ONE, LLC, Plano, T...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor;
at least one memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, working with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
receive a data frame, the data frame comprising:
a legacy signal field including a first symbol that is mapped onto a first binary phase shift keying (BPSK) constellation;
a Very High Throughput Signal (VHT-SIG) field including a second symbol and a third symbol, the second symbol being mapped onto the first BPSK constellation, and the third symbol being mapped onto a second BPSK constellation, and the second BSPK constellation being rotated by 90° counter-clockwise relative to the first BPSK constellation; and
wherein the second symbol includes an indicator indicating Single User-Multiple Input Multiple Output (SU-MIMO) transmission or multi user-MIMO (MU-MIMO) transmission, and the third symbol includes a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) for the second symbol and, at least a portion of, the third symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,142,133

SUCCESSIVE SIGNAL INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Uhnder, Inc., Austin, TX...

1. A radar sensing system for a vehicle, the radar sensing system comprising:a transmitter configured for installation and use on a vehicle, and configured to transmit radio signals;
a receiver configured for installation and use on the vehicle, and configured to receive radio signals that include the transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment;
an interference mitigation processor;
wherein the receiver is configured to process and digitize the received radio signals to produce a sample stream;
wherein the sample stream is provided to the interference mitigation processor;
wherein the interference mitigation processor is configured to successively (i) generate respective signals corresponding to selected signals of the received radio signals that are the transmitted radio signals reflected from respective ones of a selected plurality of objects, and (ii) add the respective signals to the sample stream to form a modified sample stream, and wherein the addition of the respective signals removes from the sample stream those selected signals that are the transmitted radio signals reflected from the selected plurality of objects; and
wherein the receiver is configured to use the modified sample stream to detect a first object at a first range which is more distant than respective ranges of the selected plurality of objects because interfering radio signals, which are the transmitted radio signals reflected from the selected plurality of objects, have been removed from the modified sample stream.

US Pat. No. 10,142,105

HYPERSPHERE-BASED MULTIVARIABLE PUBLIC KEY ENCRYPTION/DECRYPTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

South China University of...

1. A hypersphere-based multivariable public key encryption/decryption system, comprising:an encryption module, which comprises a processor and a public key transformation component, wherein, after a plaintext to be encrypted is transmitted to the processor, the processor stores the plaintext, and then transmits the plaintext to the public key transformation component; an encrypted ciphertext is obtained by respectively substituting the plaintext into multivariable polynomials; the encrypted ciphertext is subsequently transmitted to the processor for storage; and then the processor transmits the encrypted ciphertext to a plurality of decryption modules of other users; and
a decryption module, which comprises the processor, a first affine transformation inversion component, a trapdoor component and a second affine transformation inversion component, with the trapdoor component containing a linear equation system construction component and a linear equation system solving component, wherein, after ciphertext data is received, the ciphertext data is firstly transmitted by the processor to the first affine transformation inversion component for an affine transformation inversion computation, and then transmitted to the linear equation system construction component and the linear equation system solving component of the trapdoor component respectively for a linear equation system construction computation and a linear equation system solving computation; a group of solutions obtained through the polynomial inversion computation are transmitted to the second affine transformation inversion component for an affine transformation inversion computation and are finally transmitted to the processor; for one or more sets of data transmitted, the processor respectively calculates a hash value for each set of data, if an obtained hash value of a certain set of data is equal to plaintext hash redundant data prestored in the processor, the set of data is stored and output as a decrypted plaintext; and if hash value is equal to the plaintext hash redundant data, the processor outputs warning information about a decryption failure to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,093

FAST CLOCK AND DATA RECOVERY FOR FREE-SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first communication terminal, an optical signal containing an incoming stream of data from a second communication terminal, the first communication terminal having a clock and data recovery circuit operable in a normal mode to synchronize a recovered clock with the incoming data stream for recovering data from the optical signal;
determining, by control hardware of the first communication terminal, a receiving power for the optical link based on the optical signal, the control hardware implementing the clock and data recovery circuit;
comparing, by the control hardware, the receiving power to a first receiving power threshold; and
when the receiving power for the optical link is less than the first receiving power threshold, transitioning, by the control hardware, the clock and data recovery circuit from the normal mode to a holdover mode, the clock and data recovery circuit, when operating in the holdover mode, configured to hold the recovered clock to a known-good clock frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,142,079

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CONTENTION WINDOW IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for managing a contention window by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting multiple data in a first subframe;
obtaining values of reception result corresponding to the multiple data;
determining a ratio of negative acknowledge (NACK) signals to the values of reception result;
adjusting or maintaining the contention window based on the determined ratio;
setting a value within the contention window as a counter value;
sensing the channel during a first interval to determine whether the sensed channel is idle;
if the channel is idle, reducing the counter value and transmitting data in a second subframe using the channel based on the counter value; and
if the channel is not idle, sensing the channel during a second interval.

US Pat. No. 10,142,078

TRANSMISSION OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SIGNALS IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the first resource is associated with a first resource element from one or more downlink resource elements used for the reception of the first SA.

US Pat. No. 10,142,052

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION OVER AN ISOLATION BARRIER WITH MONITORING

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an input data stream having first and second states;
generating a first pulse train type for the first state;
generating a second pulse train type for second state, wherein the first and second pulse train types comprise different characteristics;
transmitting the first and second pulse train types across a voltage barrier of a digital signal isolator;
receiving pulses for the transmitted first and second pulse train types from the voltage barrier;
demodulating the first and second pulse trains types to recover the input data stream in an output data stream;
setting a signal integrity timeout to detect a lack of pulses received or transmitted for the first and second pulse train types corresponding to a fault condition; and
recovering from a glitch on the received pulses using one of the received refresh pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,142,030

M-ARY FREQUENCY PRESENCE MODULATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON INC.,...

1. An optical communication system, comprising:a data transmitter including:
at least one optical emission device configured to output light energy as an optical beam having an operating bandwidth,
a beam divider to receive and divide the operating bandwidth of the optical beam into bandwidth portions of plural communication bands,
a focusing grating, and
a digital mirror array having a plurality of digital mirrors,
wherein in an imaging mode, the optical communication system is configured to perform hyperspectral imaging by setting all of the plurality of digital mirrors to positions that transmit all wavelengths of a communication band among the plural communication bands to the focusing grating;
a frequency presence modulation unit that includes the digital mirror array, the focusing grating, a grating, a focusing mirror, and a detector; and
a controller for providing a control signal to the frequency presence modulation unit to control the positions of the plurality of digital mirrors.

US Pat. No. 10,142,027

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication device comprising:a first terminal that outputs a power supply voltage;
a second terminal coupled directly or indirectly to the first terminal;
a communication section that operates on a basis of the power supply voltage to communicate with a communication peer;
a communication controller that sets the communication section to be in an ON state or in an OFF state on a basis of a voltage on the second terminal; and
a switch inserted between the first terminal and the second terminal, the switch being turned into an ON state to cause the second terminal to be coupled to the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,006

AMPLITUDE AND PHASE CALIBRATION AT A RECEIVER CHIP IN AN ANTENNA ARRAY

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. A system, comprising:an antenna array;
a receiver chip; and
one or more circuits in the receiver chip, wherein the one or more circuits are programmed with instructions to:
receive via a plurality of duplex filters, a plurality of receive signals at a plurality of receive paths, wherein the plurality of receive paths are associated with a plurality of antenna elements of the antenna array;
select, from the plurality of receive paths within the receiver chip, a first receive path for a first receive signal and a second receive path for a second receive signal;
adjust a first signal parameter of the second receive signal relative to the first signal parameter of the first receive signal so that one of a first signal strength value of an added signal is maximized, or a second signal strength value of a subtracted signal is minimized;
calibrate an offset of the first signal parameter based on the adjusted first signal parameter in the second receive path; and
independently activate the first receive path and the second receive path, and adjust a value of a second signal parameter so that the second signal parameter in the second receive path matches the second signal parameter in the first receive path.

US Pat. No. 10,141,983

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING PSCELL AND SCELL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, from a first base station, a first message for requesting UE capability information; and
transmitting, to the first base station, a second message including the UE capability information, the UE capability information including information on band combinations supported by the UE and information on each of at least one band combination among the band combinations including first information indicating that the UE supports a dual connectivity for each of the at least one band combination,
wherein the at least one band combination is used to configure a cell associated with a second base station and a cell associated with the first base station for the UE, and
wherein the first information includes second information indicating that the UE supports asynchronous dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,141,972

TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER FOR INCREASING DATA PROCESSING SPEED AND TOUCH SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A touch screen controller (TSC) comprising:a front end circuit configured to send a control signal to a touch panel and to receive a touch signal from the touch panel;
an algorithm processing circuit configured to process source data generated based on the touch signal according to a predetermined algorithm;
a memory configured to store the source data and result data obtained as a result of processing the source data at the algorithm processing circuit; and
a bus configured to transfer data among the front end circuit, the algorithm processing circuit, and the memory,
wherein the algorithm processing circuit comprises:
a buffer configured to temporarily store the source data or the result data and shared by at least two circuits; and
a special function register (SFR) configured to store a setting value necessary for an operation of the algorithm processing circuit,
wherein the buffer comprises a source buffer configured to store the source data; and
wherein the algorithm processing circuit is configured to continuously read the source data from the memory during a plurality of cycles of an operating clock signal in a burst mode or a continuous single mode, and to store the source data in the source buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,925

CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR STRENGTHENING LOAD TRANSIENT RESPONSE COMPENSATION

WISTRON CORP., New Taipe...

1. A circuit for strengthening load transient response compensation, comprising:a comparator, comparing a system voltage of an electronic device with a reference voltage;
a first MOSFET, coupled to the comparator and a first power supply;
a second MOSFET, coupled to the comparator and a second power supply of the electronic device;
wherein when an external device is connected to the electronic device such that the system voltage is lower than the reference voltage, the comparator outputs a low-level signal and the first MOSFET becomes conductive, so that the external device is powered by the first power supply;
wherein when the system voltage is higher than the reference voltage, the comparator outputs a high-level signal and the second MOSFET becomes conductive, so that the external device is powered by the second power supply; and
wherein the first power supply is a supercapacitor, and when the second MOSFET becomes conductive, the second power supply charges the supercapacitor at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,141,910

INTEGRATED AND COMBINED PHASE SHIFTER AND ISOLATION SWITCH

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A digitally-controlled phase shifter, including:(a) at least two phase shift signal paths, each coupled to first and second ports, for providing a phase shift to a signal applied to at least one of the first and second ports and responsive to a corresponding independent path selection control signal for selectively independently enabling communication of the applied signal from the first port to the second port through the corresponding phase shift signal path when not in an isolation mode, and disabling communication of the applied signal from the first port to the second port through the corresponding phase shift signal path when in the isolation mode; and
(b) at least one selectable termination circuit, each operatively coupled to a corresponding one of the first or second ports, and responsive to a distinct isolation circuit control signal for isolating the first port from the second port in the isolation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,141,903

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING AUDIO OUTPUT OF AN EXTERIOR VEHICLE AUDIO SYSTEM

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. An audio system for a vehicle comprising an audio control computer device and an exterior audio assembly, said audio control computer device in communication with a memory device, said audio control computer device configured to:store, in the memory device, at least one limited volume level and a corresponding speed range;
receive a speed-related parameter indicative of an actual speed of the vehicle from a vehicle control system;
determine if the actual speed of the vehicle is within the stored speed range based on the speed-related parameter;
permit operation of the exterior audio assembly at the at least one limited volume level when the actual speed of the vehicle is within the speed range;
permit operation of the exterior audio assembly at a maximum volume level when the actual speed of the vehicle falls below a lower limit of the speed range; and
automatically deactivate operation of the exterior audio assembly when the actual speed of the vehicle exceeds the speed range.

US Pat. No. 10,141,879

MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS, SHEET CONVEYANCE APPARATUS, DOCUMENT FEEDING APPARATUS, DOCUMENT READING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A motor control apparatus to control a motor based on an instructed phase indicating a target phase of a rotor of the motor, the motor control apparatus comprising:a detector configured to detect a driving current flowing through a winding of the motor;
a phase determiner configured to determine a rotation phase of the rotor based on the driving current detected by the detector;
a converter configured to convert a current value in a stationary coordinate system which is detected by the detector into a current value in a rotational coordinate system based on the rotation phase determined by the phase determiner; and
a controller including a first control mode for controlling the driving current in a manner that a magnitude of the driving current detected by the detector becomes a target value set in a manner that a phase deviation between the instructed phase indicating the target phase of the rotor of the motor and the rotation phase determined by the phase determiner is decreased, and a second control mode for controlling the driving current based on a current having a previously determined magnitude,
wherein, in a case where the control mode for controlling the driving current is switched from the second control mode to the first control mode, the target value in the first control mode is set based on a value of a torque current component of the driving current detected by the detector during execution of the second control mode, and
wherein the torque current component corresponds to a current component represented by the rotational coordinate system of the driving current converted by the converter.

US Pat. No. 10,141,858

POWER CONVERTER FOR ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A power converter for an electric locomotive comprising:an insulating transformer supplied with high-voltage AC power from an AC overhead wire to convert a high voltage to a low voltage and output low-voltage AC power;
an AC/DC converter that receives the low-voltage AC power and performs AC/DC conversion;
an inverter that receives an output from the AC/DC converter and performs DC/AC conversion for supply to a load;
a PWM controller that outputs a PWM control signal having a predetermined pattern for removing specific harmonic components from an output of the inverter or attenuating the specific harmonic components to a predetermined level or lower; and
a voltage controller that controls an output voltage of the inverter to be an intended output voltage by controlling a DC output voltage of the AC/DC converter.

US Pat. No. 10,141,854

ISOLATED POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN UNDERSEA COMMUNICATION CABLE

Diversified Technologies,...

1. An isolated power supply system for an undersea communication cable comprising:one or more power converters each including input circuitry including a modulated converter including one or more controllable switches followed by an inverter including one or more controllable switches responsive to an input current from a communication cable power conductor and in series with the communication cable power conductor of the undersea communication cable;
one or more outputs electrically isolated from the communication cable power conductor; and
a controller coupled to each of the one or more power converters, the controller configured to control the operation of the one or more power converters to provide the one or more outputs coupled to an external load located on a branch off of the undersea communication cable, the controller coupled to the one or more controllable switches of the inverter, an arbitrary and dynamically changing external load impedance located on the branch of the undersea communication cable, the controller configured to measure the input current communication cable power conductor, a regulated DC voltage output by the modulated converter, a desired regulated DC output voltage, a desired regulated DC current, and an external load impedance and configured to determine and adjust the duty cycle of switching of the controllable switches of the modulated converter and the inverter such that the desired regulated DC output voltage and/or the desired regulated DC current is provided to the external load impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,141,807

GEARBOX ASSEMBLY WITH SEALED HOUSING

Nidec Motor Corporation, ...

1. A gearbox assembly comprising:a housing defining a gear chamber,
said housing including housing portions abutting each other along an interface exposed to the gear chamber;
a plurality of gears received in said gear chamber, with the housing being configured to contain gear lubricant within the gear chamber; and
a seal,
said seal positioned along said interface to restrict leakage of lubricant through the interface,
said housing defining an overflow chamber adjacent said interface, such that said interface and said seal are disposed between the gear chamber and the overflow chamber,
said housing portions including an upper housing portion, a lower housing portion, and a middle housing portion,
said housing including a plurality of said interfaces,
said middle housing portion abutting the upper and lower housing portions along respective upper and lower ones of said interfaces,
said gearbox assembly including a plurality of said seals,
each of said seals positioned adjacent a corresponding one of said interfaces,
an upper one of said seals being disposed above an upper chamber lubricant fill line,
a lower one of said seals being disposed above a lower chamber lubricant fill line.

US Pat. No. 10,141,801

ELECTRIC MACHINES, STATORS AND COMPRESSORS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Emerson Electric Co., St...

1. A method of manufacturing electric machines, the method comprising:producing a first plurality of stator and rotor laminations using a die press, the first plurality of rotor laminations having a first magnet slot configuration;
producing a second plurality of stator and rotor laminations using the die press, the second plurality of stator laminations having the same inner diameter and the same outer diameter as the first plurality of stator laminations, the second plurality of rotor laminations having the same inner diameter and the same outer diameter as the first plurality of rotor laminations, the second plurality of rotor laminations having a second magnet slot configuration that is different than the first magnet slot configuration;
using the first plurality of rotor laminations to form a first rotor, the first magnet slot configuration including a first plurality of magnet slots, the first rotor including a plurality of neodymium permanent magnets in the first plurality of magnet slots; and
using the second plurality of rotor laminations to form a second rotor, the second magnet slot configuration including a second plurality of magnet slots, and the second rotor including a plurality of ferrite permanent magnets in the second plurality of magnet slots;
wherein the first rotor and the second rotor are useable with a stator formed with the first plurality of stator laminations or the second plurality of stator laminations.

US Pat. No. 10,141,796

STATOR FOR AC MOTOR FOR AN ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR (EMA)

GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEM...

1. A stator for an AC electrical machine for an electromechanical actuator motor for flight control in an aircraft, the stator comprising a cylindrical stator back iron formed of a single solid metal cylinder or a plurality of solid metal cylinder segments joined to form a cylinder, the metal comprising iron or iron alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,141,758

POWER CARD AND BASE

Westhill Innovation, LLC,...

1. A power card configured to be charged by a power base and configured to charge an electronic device, including:a case configured to enclose at least one rechargeable battery and a circuit board,
wherein the at least one rechargeable battery and the circuit board are electrically connected;
a connector electrically connected to the circuit board;
each of at least two charging jacks include at least two charging contacts;
at least one charging contact of the at least two charging contacts is electrically connected to the circuit board;
the at least two charging jacks are configured to receive power and charge the at least one rechargeable battery, wherein first and second charging jacks of the at least two charging jacks are disposed near the connector and located on the same side of the power card as the connector; and
the first charging jack is symmetrical to the second charging jack about an axis of the connector such that the power card can be inserted into a charging position of the power base in at least two configurations, wherein the power base charges the power card in each configuration of the at least two configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,141,697

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector configured to be electrically connected with a mating connector, comprising:an insulating body, comprising a mating cavity enclosed by a top plate, a bottom plate and two side plates, the mating cavity allows an insertion portion of the mating connector to be inserted backward therein, wherein the top plate and the bottom plate are provided with a plurality of accommodating grooves, a front end of each of the two side plates is backward concavely provided with a groove, and the grooves communicate with the mating cavity;
a plurality of terminals, correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating grooves;
a shielding shell, fixed to the insulating body and provided with a top wall and two side walls located on two opposite sides of the top wall, wherein a mating port is enclosed by front ends of the top wall and the two side walls, the mating port is larger than the mating cavity, the top wall shields the top plate and extends forward beyond the top plate, and each of the side walls shields a corresponding one of the side plates and extends forward beyond the corresponding one of the side plates; and
two protective members, respectively and correspondingly accommodated in the grooves, wherein a front end of each of the protective members is spaced from the front end of a corresponding one of the side walls in a front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,141,626

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PATCH ANTENNA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing having a metal portion that serves as an antenna ground for an antenna;
a printed circuit having a metal layer that forms an antenna resonating element for the antenna; and
a capacitive touch sensor;
a glass layer that covers the antenna resonating element and the capacitive touch sensor; and
at least one button extending through the glass layer, wherein the metal layer includes an opening that is aligned with the at least one button.

US Pat. No. 10,141,553

SECONDARY BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE HAVING THE SAME

SK Innovation Co., Ltd., ...

1. A secondary battery comprising: an electrode assembly;a pouch comprising a sealing portion along outer edges thereof and configured to accommodate and seal the electrode assembly;
electrode leads inserted through the sealing portion and connected to the electrode assembly, the electrode leads including one or more electrode leads having a first vent hole opened toward the electrode assembly; and
lead films disposed between the one or more electrode leads having the first vent hole and the sealing portion of the pouch, the lead films comprising second vent holes opened toward the electrode assembly,
wherein a portion of the one or more electrode leads having the first vent hole disposed inside the pouch has a notch extending into an outermost edge of the one or more electrode leads having the first vent hole and toward the electrode assembly to form the first vent hole, and
wherein the second vent holes overlap the first vent hole to form a path penetrating the lead films and the electrode leads.

US Pat. No. 10,141,518

COMPOUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A compound of a formula (I)
wherein A is, identically or differently on each occurrence, a group of the following formula (II) or (III)

wherein the dashed line emanating from the nitrogen atom represents the bond from the group A to the central benzene ring;
wherein the group HetAr including the nitrogen atom shown is, identically or differently on each occurrence, a heteroaryl group having 5 to 30 aromatic ring atoms, optionally substituted by one or more radicals R2;
wherein the group Ar1 is, identically or differently on each occurrence, an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 30 aromatic ring atoms, optionally substituted by one or more radicals R2, and wherein the two groups Ar1 may be connected via a group Y so that a ring is formed with the nitrogen atom of the group A, wherein
Y is selected from a single bond, BR2, C(R2)2, Si(R2)2, NR2, PR2, P(?O)R2, P(?S)R2, O, S, S?O, and S(?O)2; and
R1 is, identically or differently on each occurrence, CN, C(?O)R3, C(?O)OR3, C(?O)N(R3)2, P(?O)(R3)2, OSO2R3, S(?O)R3, S(?O)2R3, or a heteroaryl group selected from pyridyl, pyrazinyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidyl and triazinyl, each of which optionally substituted by one or more radicals R3;
R2 is, identically or differently on each occurrence, H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, B(OR3)2, CHO, C(?O)R3, CR3?C(R3)2, CN, C(?O)OR3, C(?O)N(R3)2, Si(R3)3, N(R3)2, NO2, P(?O)(R3)2, OSO2R3, OR3, S(?O)R3, S(?O)2R3, a straight-chain alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkyl group having 1 to 20 C atoms, a branched or cyclic alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkyl group having 3 to 20 C atoms, or an alkenyl or alkynyl group having 2 to 20 C atoms, wherein the above-mentioned groups are optionally substituted by one or more radicals R3 and wherein one or more CH2 groups in the above-mentioned groups are optionally replaced by —R3C?CR3—, Si(R3)2, C?O, C?S, C?NR3, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)NR3—, NR3, P(?O)(R3), —O—, —S—, SO, or SO2, and wherein one or more H atoms in the above-mentioned groups are optionally replaced by D, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, or NO2, or an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms, optionally substituted by one or more radicals R3, or an aryloxy or heteroaryloxy group having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms, optionally substituted by one or more radicals R3, or an aralkyl or heteroaralkyl group having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms, optionally substituted by one or more radicals R3, wherein two or more radicals R2 are optionally linked to one another and optionally form a ring;
R3 is, identically or differently on each occurrence, H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, B(OR4)2, CHO, C(?O)R4, CR4?C(R4)2, CN, C(?O)OR4, C(?O)N(R4)2, Si(R4)3, N(R4)2, NO2, P(?O)(R4)2, OSO2R4, OR4, S(?O)R4, S(?O)2R4, a straight-chain alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkyl group having 1 to 20 C atoms, or a branched or cyclic alkyl, alkoxy or
thioalkyl group having 3 to 20 C atoms, or an alkenyl or alkynyl group having 2 to 20 C atoms, wherein the above-mentioned groups are optionally substituted by one or more radicals R4 and wherein one or more CH2 groups in the above-mentioned groups are optionally replaced by —R4C?CR4—, —C?C—, Si(R4)2, C?O, C?S, C?NR4, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)NR4—, NR4, P(?O)(R4), —O—, —S—, SO, or SO2, and wherein one or more H atoms in the above-mentioned groups are optionally replaced by D, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, or NO2, or an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms, optionally substituted by one or more radicals R4, or an aryloxy or heteroaryloxy group having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms, optionally substituted by one or more radicals R4, or an aralkyl or heteroaralkyl group having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms, optionally substituted by one or more radicals R4, wherein two or more radicals R3 are optionally linked to one another and optionally form a ring; and
R4 is, identically or differently on each occurrence, H, D, F, or an aliphatic, aromatic or heteroaromatic organic radical having 1 to 20 C atoms, in which, in addition, one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by D or F; two or more substituents R4 are optionally linked to one another and optionally form a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,141,513

POLYMERIC LIGHT EMITTING SUBSTANCE AND POLYMER LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A polymer light emitting substance having a polystyrene reduced number-average molecular weight of from 103 to 108,wherein the polymer light emitting substance comprises one or more repeating units of the general formula (1), and one or more repeating units having in a side chain a metal complex structure showing light emission from the triplet excited state, and
the metal complex structure showing light emission from the triplet excited state is represented by the below formula (6):

wherein Ar1 represents an arylene group or a divalent heterocyclic compound group; R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, a monovalent heterocyclic compound group or a cyano group; and n represents 0 or 1,

wherein M represents a rhenium atom, an osmium atom, an iridium atom, a platinum atom, or a gold atom; Ar represents a ligand bonded to M via one or more of a nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom, a carbon atom, a sulfur atom and a phosphorus atom, with bonding to a main chain of the polymer light emitting substance at an arbitrary position via an atom, a direct bond or a divalent group; L represents a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a carboxylate group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a diketonate group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a halogen atom, an amide group, an imide group, an alkoxide group, an alkylmercapto group, a carbonyl ligand, an arylene ligand, an alkene ligand, an alkyne ligand, an amine ligand, an imine ligand, a nitrile ligand, an isonitrile ligand, a phosphine ligand, a phosphine oxide ligand, a phosphate ligand, an ether ligand, a sulfone ligand, a sulfoxide ligand or a sulfide ligand; m represents an integer of 1 to 5; and o represents an integer of 0 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,141,507

BIASED PLASMA OXIDATION METHOD FOR ROUNDING STRUCTURE

MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO...

1. A method of making a memory cell, comprising:forming an interlayer conductor extending from an upper surface to a lower surface of an insulation layer, wherein a first end of the interlayer conductor is coupled to a terminal of an access device, and a second end of the interlayer conductor has a top surface coplanar with the upper surface of the insulation layer; and
forming a memory element from the second end of the interlayer conductor including:
a bombardment step which smooths and rounds edges of a top portion of the memory element, and rounds edges of the insulation layer proximate to the memory element, and
an oxidation step creating metal oxide in the memory element.

US Pat. No. 10,141,503

SELECTIVE PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL GROWTH IN HIGH ASPECT RATIO DIELECTRIC PORES FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FABRICATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for fabricating a phase change memory (PCM) device comprising:depositing a first dielectric material;
forming an opening in the first dielectric material;
depositing a bottom metal electrode within the opening and polishing the bottom metal electrode;
depositing a second dielectric material on a surface of the bottom metal electrode and the first dielectric material;
depositing a metal nitride conformally to a pore within the second dielectric material of the phase change memory (PCM) device, the pore extending through the second dielectric material and exposing a portion of a top surface of the bottom metal electrode;
etching the metal nitride such that the metal nitride only and directly remains on an entire sidewalls of the pore, exposing the portion of the top surface of the bottom metal electrode after the etching of the metal nitride; and
selectively depositing a phase change material only within the pore of the second dielectric layer to completely fill an entire of the pore with the phase change material, the selective deposition of the phase change material producing a growth rate of phase change material on the metal nitride at a substantially greater rate than a growth rate of the phase change material on exposed surfaces of the second dielectric material;
applying a vacuum during the depositing of the metal nitride, etching of the metal nitride, and the selective depositing of the phase change material;
depositing a top metal electrode in contact with a top surface of the phase change material and in contact with portions of a top surface of second dielectric material; and
depositing a third dielectric material, the third dielectric material is in contact with sidewalls of the top metal electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,141,459

BINARY GLASS FRITS USED IN N-TYPE SOLAR CELL PRODUCTION

1. A solar cell precursor comprising as precursor partsi. a wafer with a back face and a front face, wherein the front face comprises a p-doped layer;
ii. a first paste comprising
Ag particles;
Al particles in a range from about 0.01 to about 5 wt. %, based on the total weight of the paste;
a vehicle;
a glass frit in a range from about 0.1 to about 5 wt. %, based on the total weight of the paste, wherein the glass frit comprises a first glass frit with a glass transition temperature Tgl and a further glass frit with a glass transition temperature Tgf, wherein both Tgl and Tgf are in a range from 320 to 500° C., and wherein Tgf differs from Tgl by at least 50° C.; and
an additive, wherein the first paste is superimposed on a first area on said p-doped layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,451

ELECTRODE LAYER, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME, AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A thin film transistor, comprising an active layer, and a source electrode and a drain electrode on the active layer;wherein each of the source electrode and the drain electrode comprises a combination of a metal electrode sub-layer that is substantially non-transparent, and a diffusion barrier sub-layer between the metal electrode sub-layer and the active layer;
wherein the diffusion barrier sub-layer is made of a material comprising M1OaNb doped with one or more metal element, one or more non-metal element, or a combination thereof, wherein M1 is a single metal or a combination of metals, a?0, and b>0.

US Pat. No. 10,141,442

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING TIPLESS EPITAXIAL SOURCE/DRAIN REGIONS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a gate stack on a substrate, wherein the gate stack is comprised of a metallic gate electrode above a portion of the substrate, and a gate dielectric layer between the metallic gate electrode and the portion of the substrate, the gate dielectric layer also along sidewalls of the metallic gate electrode, the gate dielectric layer comprising a top high-k dielectric portion and a bottom portion having a dielectric constant less than or equal to a dielectric constant of silicon dioxide;
a pair of source/drain regions in the substrate, the portion of the substrate between the pair of source/drain regions, wherein a lattice constant of the pair of source/drain regions is different than a lattice constant of the portion of the substrate, and wherein at least a portion of the pair of source/drain regions is under a portion of the gate dielectric layer and under a portion of the metallic gate electrode;
a shallow trench isolation structure laterally adjacent to one of the pair of source/drain regions; and
an inter-layer dielectric layer directly laterally adjacent to and in contact with a portion of the gate dielectric layer along the sidewalls of the metallic gate electrode, the inter-layer dielectric layer over the pair of source/drain regions, the inter-layer dielectric layer also over the shallow trench isolation structure;
wherein the pair of source/drain regions have an undercut profile of approximately 55 degrees with respect to an uppermost surface of the substrate, the undercut profile extending from the gate dielectric layer into the substrate, such that the undercut profile commences from and is in contact with a bottommost surface of the bottom portion of the gate dielectric layer; and
wherein a top surface of the one of the pair of source/drain regions that is laterally adjacent to the shallow trench isolation structure is higher than a top surface of the shallow trench isolation structure.

US Pat. No. 10,141,433

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor, comprising the steps of:depositing a first metal layer on the top surface of the substrate, and patterning the first metal layer to form a gate electrode;
depositing a gate insulating layer, a semiconductor material and an etching stop layer sequentially on the gate electrode;
patterning the etching stop layer by a first mask to form a stopper directly above gate electrode;
depositing a second metal layer covering the stopper and the semiconductor material;
using a second mask and a photoresist to form a source electrode region, a drain electrode region and a channel region on the surface of the second metal layer;
etching the periphery region of the source electrode region, the drain electrode region and the channel region to expose the gate insulating layer;
removing the photoresist and etching the second metal layer within the channel, and forming a source electrode and a drain electrode by the remaining second metal layer; and
irradiating the bottom of the substrate by UV light to enhance the conductivity of the region of the semiconductor material contacted with the source electrode and the drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,141,399

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type;
a second semiconductor region of the first conductivity type provided on a portion of the first semiconductor region, an impurity concentration of the first conductivity type of the second semiconductor region being lower than an impurity concentration of the first conductivity type of the first semiconductor region;
a third semiconductor region of a second conductivity type provided on the second semiconductor region; and
a first insulating layer provided on another portion of the first semiconductor region, the first insulating layer being provided around the portion of the first semiconductor region, the second semiconductor region, and at least a portion of the third semiconductor region, the first insulating layer contacting the third semiconductor region,
a length in a second direction of the first semiconductor region being longer than a length in the second direction of the second semiconductor region and being longer than a distance from one end portion in the second direction of the first insulating layer to one other end portion in the second direction of the first insulating layer,
the second direction being orthogonal to a first direction from the second semiconductor region toward the third semiconductor region,
any semiconductor region which opposes to the second semiconductor region with the first insulating layer interposed being not provided.

US Pat. No. 10,141,396

PROTECTED ELECTRONIC CHIP

STMicroelectronics (Rouss...

1. An electronic chip, comprising:a doped semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type;
a doped buried layer of a second conductivity type overlying the doped semiconductor substrate;
a first doped well of the first conductivity type overlying the doped buried layer;
a first wall of the second conductivity type in contact with the doped buried layer and surrounding the first doped well;
circuit components formed at a top surface of the first doped well and separated from the doped buried layer; and
a current detector coupled to the doped buried layer and connected between a node configured to carry a voltage potential and the first wall, the current detector configured to detect a bias current flowing into or out of the doped buried layer, wherein the current detector comprises:
a resistor coupled between the node configured to carry the voltage potential and the first wall;
an inverter with an input coupled to the node configured to carry the voltage potential;
a comparator coupled across the resistor, the comparator having a positive input coupled to the first wall and a negative input coupled to the node configured to carry the voltage potential; and
an OR gate with a first input coupled to an output of the inverter and a second input coupled to an output of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,141,366

STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP RGBZ SENSOR

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:forming a backside illumination pixel array including (i) pixels of a first type, and, (ii) for each pixel, a light guide structure between the pixel and a front side surface of the backside illumination pixel array;
forming a front side illumination pixel array including (i) pixels of a second type, and, (ii) for each pixel, a light guide structure between the pixel and a front side surface of the front side pixel array; and
stacking the backside illumination pixel array on the front side illumination pixel array.

US Pat. No. 10,141,363

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device that has a solid-state imaging element of a back side illumination type, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a semiconductor substrate that comprises a main surface and a back surface on the opposite side of the main surface;
(b) forming an element separation region at a part of the main surface of a second region that surrounds a first region of the semiconductor substrate in plan view;
(c) forming an insulation film that covers the main surface of the semiconductor substrate exposed from the element separation region in the second region;
(d) after the step (c), forming a silicide layer that is in contact with the main surface of the semiconductor substrate of the first region;
(e) after the step (d), forming a wiring layer over the main surface of the semiconductor substrate and joining a support substrate above the wiring layer;
(f) after the step (e), exposing the insulation film by removing the semiconductor substrate of the second region; and
(g) after the step (f), cutting the wiring layer and the support substrate of the second region, and thereby obtaining the solid-state imaging element that includes the semiconductor substrate of the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,141,358

SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHING DEVICE SEPARATED BY DEVICE ISOLATION

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An apparatus comprising:a device isolation structure disposed within a substrate;
a photo-sensitive device isolated by the device isolation structure;
a first gate structure disposed over the substrate and having a first portion disposed over the device isolation structure; and
a second gate structure disposed over the substrate and over the device isolation structure;
a first source/drain feature disposed within the substrate and at least partially enclosed by the device isolation structure and the first gate structure, and
wherein a thickness of the first portion of the first gate structure is such that electric current flowing through the first source/drain feature is prevented from flowing into the photo-sensitive device.

US Pat. No. 10,141,346

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A thin-film transistor, comprising:a substrate;
a gate electrode formed on the surface of the substrate;
a gate insulting layer covered on the gate electrode;
a semiconductor layer disposed on the surface of the gate insulating layer away from the gate electrode and corresponding to the gate electrode;
an etching stop layer covered the semiconductor layer, and the etching stop layer having a first through hole and a second through hole, wherein the first through hole and the second through hole are set corresponding to the semiconductor layer to expose partial of the semiconductor layer, and the first through hole and the second through hole are set in intervals;
a passivation layer covered the etching stop layer, the passivation layer having a third through hole and a fourth through hole wherein the third through hole is corresponding to the first through hole and is in communication with the first through hole; the fourth through hole is corresponding to the second through hole and is in communication with the second through hole;
a source electrode disposed on the passivation layer and connected to one terminal of the semiconductor layer via the first through hole and the third through hole; and
a drain electrode disposed on the passivation layer and in intervals with the source electrode and connected to the other terminal of the semiconductor layer via the second through hole and the fourth through hole;
wherein a data line is formed between the etching stop layer and the passivation layer;
the passivation layer further comprises a fifth through hole formed therein and corresponding to the data line to expose a part of the data line; and
the part of the data line is electrically connected to the source electrode via the fifth through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,141,311

TECHNIQUES FOR ACHIEVING MULTIPLE TRANSISTOR FIN DIMENSIONS ON A SINGLE DIE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An integrated circuit including at least one transistor device, the integrated circuit comprising:a first fin above and native to a substrate, the first fin having a channel region, wherein the first fin includes a first width (W1) in a sub-channel region below the channel region and a second width (W2) in the channel region, W1 is greater than 15 nanometers (nm), W2 is 15 nm or less, and W1 is at least 1 nm greater than W2; and
a second fin above and native to the substrate, the second fin having a channel region, wherein the second fin includes a third width (W3) in the channel region, and W3 is different from W2.

US Pat. No. 10,141,294

MICROELECTRONICS PACKAGE WITH SELF-ALIGNED STACKED-DIE ASSEMBLY

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method comprising:providing a precursor package including a module substrate, a first flip chip die attached to an upper surface of the module substrate, and a first mold compound over and surrounding the first flip chip die, wherein:
the first flip chip die comprises a first device layer, a plurality of first interconnects extending from a lower surface of the first device layer to the upper surface of the module substrate, a first dielectric layer over an upper surface of the first device layer, and a first silicon substrate over the first dielectric layer; and
the first device layer includes a first coupling component that is embedded in the first device layer;
thinning down the first mold compound to expose a backside of the first silicon substrate of the first flip chip die;
removing substantially the first silicon substrate to form a first opening within the first mold compound and provide a first thinned flip chip die with an upper surface, wherein:
the first mold compound provides vertical walls of the first opening, which are aligned with edges of the first thinned flip chip die in both X-direction and Y-direction;
the X-direction and the Y-direction are parallel to the upper surface of the module substrate, and the X-direction and the Y-direction are orthogonal to each other; and
the upper surface of the first thinned flip chip die is exposed at a bottom of the first opening; and
placing a second die in the first opening to stack with the first thinned flip chip die, wherein:
the second die comprises a second coupling component embedded therein; and
the second coupling component is mirrored to the first coupling component.

US Pat. No. 10,141,289

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES HAVING PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE STRUCTURES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:a lower package including a lower semiconductor chip on a lower package substrate;
an upper package, stacked on the lower package, including an upper semiconductor chip on an upper package substrate, the upper semiconductor chip having a plurality of chip pads and the upper package substrate having a plurality of substrate pads; and
connection terminals provided between the lower and upper packages,
wherein the chip pads have a first pitch and the substrate pads have a second pitch greater than the first pitch, and
wherein the upper package substrate comprises a plurality of connection lines that electrically connect the substrate pads to the chip pads,
wherein the lower package further including a lower mold layer and a plurality of connection patterns on the lower mold layer,
wherein the connection patterns are electrically connected to the connection lines,
wherein the lower mold layer comprises an opening exposing a portion of the lower package substrate, the opening being along a peripheral side of the lower mold layer and extending to a depth lower than that of the lower semiconductor chip on the lower package substrate,
wherein the connection patterns conformally extend along a sidewall of the opening to be electrically connected to the lower package substrate,
wherein the connection terminals are spaced apart from the opening in a plan view,
wherein the connection terminals are electrically connected to the substrate pads and the connection patterns, and
wherein the opening has a ring-type trench shape that continuously extends along lateral sides of the lower semiconductor chip and fully surrounds the lower semiconductor chip in the plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,141,287

TRANSFERRING METHOD, MANUFACTURING METHOD, DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS OF MICRO-LED

GOERTEK, INC., Weifang, ...

1. A method for transferring micro-LED, comprising:forming micro-LEDs on a laser-transparent original substrate, wherein the micro-LEDs are lateral micro-LEDs whose P electrodes and N electrodes are located on one side;
bringing the P electrodes and the N electrodes of the lateral micro-LEDs into contact with pads preset on a receiving substrate; and
irradiating the original substrate with laser from an original substrate side to lift-off the lateral micro-LEDs from the original substrate;
wherein the lateral micro-LEDs contain magnetic substance, and the P electrodes and the N electrodes of the lateral micro-LEDs are brought into contact with the pads preset on the receiving substrate by means of an action of electromagnetic force.

US Pat. No. 10,141,286

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package, the method comprising:manufacturing a semiconductor chip in a first semiconductor manufacturing environment;
mounting the semiconductor chip on an upper surface of a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board comprising a lower surface opposite the upper surface;
forming a molding member on the semiconductor chip in a second semiconductor manufacturing environment different from the first semiconductor manufacturing environment;
forming a capping member comprising a material different from the molding member and covering an exposed outer surface of the molding member;
attaching a carrier substrate onto the capping member, the semiconductor chip being between the printed circuit board and the carrier substrate;
forming a redistribution line layer on the lower surface of the printed circuit board in a third semiconductor manufacturing environment different from the second semiconductor manufacturing environment, the redistribution line layer being electrically connected to the semiconductor chip;
forming an external connection member on the redistribution line layer; and
removing the carrier substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,276

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Powertech Technology Inc....

1. A semiconductor package structure, comprising:a redistribution structure, having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
at least one package structure over the first surface of the redistribution structure, wherein the at least one package structure comprises:
at least one die, having a plurality of first conductive terminals thereon;
a first encapsulant, encapsulating the at least one die, wherein the first encapsulant exposes at least part of the first conductive terminals;
a redistribution layer over the first encapsulant, wherein the redistribution layer is electrically connected to the first conductive terminals; and
a plurality of second conductive terminals, electrically connected between the redistribution layer and the redistribution structure; and
a second encapsulant, encapsulating the at least one package structure, wherein the second encapsulant exposes at least part of the second conductive terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,141,235

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:a first step of preparing:
a semiconductor substrate;
a semiconductor layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor layer comprising:
a plurality of well regions in top portions remote from the semiconductor substrate, the plurality of well regions each including a source region; and
a drift region in a part other than the plurality of well regions;
a gate insulating layer disposed on the semiconductor layer; and
a gate electrode disposed on the gate insulating layer;
a second step of removing part of the gate electrode overlapping each of the source regions of the plurality of well regions;
a third step of inspecting a defect produced in any of the first and the second steps, recording coordinates of the defect, and determining an ineffective region based on the coordinates of the defect;
a fourth step of removing the gate electrode in the ineffective region;
a fifth step of forming an insulating film on the gate electrode outside the ineffective region, forming the insulating film on at least part of the gate insulating layer inside the ineffective region, and forming two or more source contact holes in the insulating film both inside and outside the ineffective region so as to expose at least part of each of the source regions of the plurality of well regions; and
a sixth step of forming a source wire such that the source wire is covered the insulating film and is in contact with the exposed source regions of the plurality of well regions through the source contact holes both inside and outside the ineffective region.

US Pat. No. 10,141,214

DUAL SCARA ARM

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A substrate transport apparatus comprising:a drive section;
a transport arm section connected to the drive section and being configured to transport substrates to a module, the transport arm section including
a substantially rigid upper arm having a first upper arm section and a second upper arm section coupled to each other at a common axis of rotation by a releasable coupling to form the substantially rigid upper arm having opposite ends,
a first forearm rotatably coupled to a first one of the opposite ends at a first elbow axis,
a second forearm rotatable coupled to a second one of the opposite ends at a second elbow axis, and
at least one end effector connected to each of the first forearm and the second forearm, each end effector being configured to hold at least one substrate; and
wherein the first elbow axis and the second elbow axis are positioned at a distance from the common axis of rotation, and the releasable coupling is configured to change a distance component, disposed along an extension and retraction path of a respective end effector, of the distance between the common axis of rotation and at least one of the first elbow axis and the second elbow axis based on a predetermined characteristic of the module.

US Pat. No. 10,141,213

APPARATUS FOR STORING AND HANDLING ARTICLE AT CEILING

DAIFUKU CO., LTD., Osaka...

1. An apparatus for storing and handling an article at a ceiling, comprising:an internal rail configured to hang on the ceiling;
a storage system configured to hang on the ceiling and including a shelf of a first row and a shelf of a second row disposed on both sides of the internal rail to face each other and a transport in/out port connected to any one of the shelf of the first row and the shelf of the second row; and
an internal transfer robot configured to be movably connected to the internal rail and convey the article between any one of the shelf of the first row and the shelf of the second row and the transport in/out port; and
a purge unit configured to supply purge gas to the article seated on the shelf of the first row and the shelf of the second row,
wherein the internal transfer robot includes:
a two-way sliding unit configured to slide a holding unit holding the article toward any one of the shelf of the first row and the shelf of the second row; and
an elevation-driving unit configured to elevate the two-way sliding unit along a height direction of the shelf of the first row and the shelf of the second row,
wherein the purge unit includes:
a gas tank configured to communicate with the article and providing the purge gas to the article;
a recovering pump configured to communicate with the article to recover the purge gas supplied to the article; and
a controller configured to operate the recovering pump when a predetermined time elapses after the purge gas is supplied to the article.

US Pat. No. 10,141,207

OPERATION METHOD OF PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. An operation method of a vacuum processing apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a vacuum vessel having an inside configured to be decompressed;
a processing chamber that is arranged in an inner part of the vacuum vessel, wherein a wafer to be processed is arranged and processed inside thereof;
a plasma generating chamber that is arranged above the processing chamber, wherein plasma is generated by using processing gas supplied into an inner part thereof;
a sample stage that is arranged at a lower part inside of the processing chamber, the sample stage having a top surface for mounting the wafer;
a dielectric plate member that is arranged above the top surface of the sample stage between the processing chamber and the plasma generating chamber in the vacuum vessel, the dielectric plate member having a plurality of through-holes wherein particles of the plasma are introduced into the processing chamber therethrough; and
a ring-shaped window member that is arranged on an outer peripheral side of the plate member around the plate member above the processing chamber, the ring-shaped window member constituted of a lamp for irradiating and heating the wafer with an electromagnetic wave, and a member facing inside of the processing chamber and being configured to transmit the electromagnetic wave from the lamp, wherein
a side surface surrounding a lower surface of the window member and the plate member is constituted of a member that transmits the electromagnetic wave, of the window member, the method comprising:
performing a process of generating a reaction product on a surface of the wafer by supplying, from the through-holes to the wafer mounted on the sample stage, the particles of the plasma that has been generated in the plasma generating chamber by using the processing gas;
then performing a process of extinguishing the plasma in the plasma generating chamber and heating the wafer with the electromagnetic wave to desorb the reaction product; and
then performing a process of supplying a cleaning gas into the plasma generating chamber to supply particles of plasma of the cleaning gas generated in the plasma generating chamber into the processing chamber and to an inner wall surface of the window member facing an interior space of the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,141,206

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND GAP WASHING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a substrate holding unit which holds a substrate in a horizontal posture;
a body which includes an outer circumferential surface including an opposing portion opposite a central portion of an upper surface of the substrate, wherein the body is extended in an up/down direction, and the body has an outline that is cylindrical;
an opposing member which includes an inner circumferential surface that surrounds an outer circumference of the body and forms a cylindrical gap with the outer circumferential surface of the body and which opposes the upper surface of the substrate;
a washing liquid discharge port which is formed in the outer circumferential surface of the body and discharges a washing liquid downward in an oblique and radial direction of the body and towards the inner circumferential surface of the opposing member;
a washing liquid supply unit which supplies the washing liquid to the washing liquid discharge port;
a rotation unit which relatively rotates the opposing member and the body around a rotational axis passing through the central portion of the upper surface of the substrate; and
a washing control unit which controls the washing liquid supply unit and the rotation unit so as to wash the cylindrical gap,
wherein the washing control unit performs a rotation step of controlling the rotation unit so as to relatively rotate the opposing member and the body and a washing liquid discharging step of controlling the washing liquid supply unit so as to discharge the washing liquid from the washing liquid discharge port simultaneously with the rotation step.

US Pat. No. 10,141,204

FILM, METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT USING THE FILM

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A film comprising a substrate and an adhesive layer provided on one surface of the substrate, characterized in thatthe storage elastic modulus at 180° C. of the substrate is from 10 to 100 MPa,
the adhesive layer is a reaction cured product of a composition for adhesive layer comprising an acrylic polymer having hydroxy groups, and a polyfunctional isocyanate compound,
the total equivalent amount of hydroxy groups and carboxy groups in the acrylic polymer is at most 2,000 g/mol,
in the composition for adhesive layer, MCOOH/(MNCO?MOH) is from 0 to 1.0, and MNCO/(MCOOH+MOH) is from 0.4 to 3.5 (wherein MOH is the number of moles MOH of hydroxy groups derived from the acrylic polymer, MCOOH is the number of moles of carboxy groups derived from the acrylic polymer, and MNCO is the number of moles of isocyanate groups derived from the polyfunctional isocyanate compound).

US Pat. No. 10,141,197

THERMOSONICALLY BONDED CONNECTION FOR FLIP CHIP PACKAGES

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A method of making a package, comprising:plating a plurality of finish plating layers on a first surface of a leadframe;
etching the first surface of the leadframe to form leads, wherein ends of the leads include the finish plating layers;
inserting the finish plating layers into openings in a passivation layer on a surface of a semiconductor die;
thermosonically bonding the finish plating layers directly to bond pads of the semiconductor die by a thermosonic bonding process, wherein the finish plating layers are bonded directly to the bond pads without conductive bumps or conductive bonding wires therebetween; and
encapsulating the semiconductor die and the leads in an encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 10,141,191

METHOD OF THERMAL PROCESSING STRUCTURES FORMED ON A SUBSTRATE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of thermally processing a substrate, comprising:positioning the substrate on a substrate support comprising a heating element and increasing the temperature of the substrate;
delivering a first energy from a first energy source to the substrate; and
delivering a second energy from a second energy source to the substrate, wherein the first energy or the second energy is annealing energy and the annealing energy is polarized laser energy, and wherein the first energy and the second energy individually are insufficient to cause any portion of the substrate to melt.

US Pat. No. 10,141,175

QUASI-PLANAR MULTI-REFLECTING TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER

LECO Corporation, St. Jo...

1. A multi-reflecting time-of-flight mass spectrometer comprising:two quasi-planar electrostatic ion mirrors extended along a drift Z-direction and formed of parallel electrodes, wherein said mirrors are separated by a field-free region;
a pulsed ion source to release ion packets at a small angle to an X-direction which is orthogonal to the drift Z-direction, such that the ion packets are reflected between the ion mirrors and drift along the drift Z-direction direction;
a receiver to receive the ion packets;
wherein said mirrors are positioned to provide time-of-flight focusing on said receiver and provide spatial focusing in a Y-direction orthogonal to both the drift Z-direction and the ion injection X-direction;
wherein at least one of said mirrors has a periodic feature providing modulation of electrostatic field along the drift Z-direction for the purpose of periodic spatial focusing of the ion packets in the Z-direction; and
wherein said periodic feature comprises at least one of the following:
at least one mirror electrode having an opening varying in height in the Y-direction;
at least one mirror electrode with varying width along the X-direction; or
a set of periodic lenses incorporated into an internal electrode of at least one of said mirrors.

US Pat. No. 10,141,160

APPARATUS OF PLURAL CHARGED-PARTICLE BEAMS

HERMES MICROVISION, INC.,...

1. A multi-beam apparatus for observing a surface of a sample, comprising:an electron source;
a condenser lens below said electron source;
a source-conversion unit below said condenser lens;
an objective lens below said source-conversion unit;
a deflection scanning unit below said source-conversion unit;
a sample stage below said objective lens;
a beam separator below said source-conversion unit; and
a detection unit above said beam separator and comprising a secondary projection imaging system and an electron detection device with a plurality of detection elements,
wherein said electron source, said condenser lens, said source-conversion unit, said objective lens, said deflection scanning unit and said beam separator are aligned with a primary optical axis of said apparatus, said sample stage is configured to sustain said sample so that said surface faces to said objective lens, said detection unit is aligned with a secondary optical axis of said apparatus, and said secondary optical axis is not parallel to said primary optical axis,
wherein said plurality of detection elements is placed on a detection plane, said secondary projection imaging system comprises a zoom lens, an anti-scanning deflection unit and a projection lens,
wherein said electron source is configured to generate a primary electron beam along said primary optical axis, said condenser lens is configured to focus said primary electron beam, said source-conversion unit is configured to change said primary electron beam into a plurality of beamlets and make said plurality of beamlets form a plurality of first images of said electron source, said objective lens is configured to focus said plurality of beamlets to image said plurality of first images onto said surface and therefore form a plurality of probe spots thereon respectively, and said deflection scanning unit is configured to deflect said plurality of beamlets to scan said plurality of probe spots respectively over a plurality of scanned regions within an observed area on said surface,
wherein a plurality of secondary electron beams is generated by said plurality of probe spots respectively from said plurality of scanned regions and then incident to said objective lens, said objective lens is configured to in passing focus said plurality of secondary electron beams, and said beam separator is configured to deflect said plurality of secondary electron beams to enter said secondary projection imaging system along said secondary optical axis,
wherein said zoom lens is configured to focus said plurality of secondary electron beams onto a transfer plane, said transfer plane is between said zoom lens and said projection lens, and said plurality of secondary electron beams is configured to form a first crossover between said zoom lens and said transfer plane,
wherein said projection lens is configured to focus said plurality of secondary electron beams onto said detection plane, said plurality of secondary electron beams is configured to form a second crossover between said projection lens and said detection plane and a plurality of secondary-electron spots on said detection plane, said plurality of secondary-electron spots is inside said plurality of detection elements respectively, consequently a corresponding relationship between said plurality of probe spots and said plurality of detection elements is established, and accordingly each detection element is configured to generate an image signal of one corresponding scanned region,
wherein said anti-scanning deflection unit is configured to deflect said plurality of secondary electron beams in step with said plurality of probe spots scanning over said plurality of scanned regions to remain positions of said plurality of secondary-electron spots and thereby keeping said corresponding relationship all the time,
wherein an imaging magnification of said zoom lens is configured to be adjusted to keep said corresponding relationship when observing said surface in different conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,141,157

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING HEIGHT OF SAMPLE AND OBSERVATION SYSTEM

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A method for adjusting the height of a sample in a charged particle beam device which includes a charged particle optical lens barrel that generates a charged particle beam, a first sample placement section, a diaphragm that separates a space where the first sample placement section is placed from the inside of the charged particle optical lens barrel, and a base table to which the diaphragm is fixed, wherein the method comprises:a first step of storing the height of the first sample placement section when a height adjustment member comes into contact with the diaphragm or the base table by moving the first sample placement section in the optical axis direction of the charged particle optical lens barrel;
a second step of adjusting a specific point that indicates a position at a predetermined distance from an optical device uniquely determined for the optical device so that the specific point is located on the surface of the height adjustment member by moving at least a part of the optical device to change the distance between the optical device and the height adjustment member;
a third step of placing a sample table with a Z-axis driving mechanism in the optical device and adjusting the height of the sample table with a Z-axis driving mechanism so that the surface of the sample is located at the position of the specific point of the optical device without changing the position of the specific point of the optical device adjusted in the second step; and
a fourth step of adjusting a distance between the sample and the diaphragm by adjusting the height of the first sample placement section of the charged particle beam device or the height of the sample table with a Z-axis driving mechanism using the height of the first sample placement section stored in the first step.

US Pat. No. 10,141,135

KEYBOARD

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD, ...

1. A keyboard, comprising: a key, comprising: a keycap, exposed outside the keyboard and comprising: a first hook, disposed on an inner surface of the keycap and located on an outer side of the keycap, wherein the first hook has a first opening; and a second hook, disposed on the inner surface of the keycap and located in a central area of the keycap, wherein the second hook has a second opening; and a balance bar, disposed below the keycap and fastened in the first opening and the second opening; a switch circuit board, located below the key and used to be triggered by the key to output a key signal; and a base plate, disposed below the switch circuit board, connected to the balance bar, and used to carry the key, wherein the first opening has a round shape, and the second opening has an elliptic shape; wherein a width of the first opening is less than a width of the second opening, so that the balance bar is fastened in the first opening and the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,141,116

COMPOSITE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND RESISTOR DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A composite electronic component comprising:a resistor device; and
a capacitor device mounted on the resistor device in a heightwise direction; wherein
the resistor device includes:
an insulating base including an upper surface and a lower surface that are opposite to each other in the heightwise direction, and a pair of end surfaces that are opposite to each other in a lengthwise direction orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to the heightwise direction;
a resistor body provided on the insulating base;
a first upper surface conductor and a second upper surface conductor provided on the upper surface of the insulating base and separated from each other in the lengthwise direction;
a first lower surface conductor and a second lower surface conductor provided on the lower surface of the insulating base and separated from each other in the lengthwise direction;
a first end surface connection conductor provided on one of the pair of end surfaces of the insulating base and connecting the first upper surface conductor and the first lower surface conductor;
a second end surface connection conductor provided on the other of the pair of end surfaces of the insulating base and connecting the second upper surface conductor and the second lower surface conductor; and
a third lower surface conductor and a fourth lower surface conductor provided on the lower surface of the insulating base, located between the first lower surface conductor and the second lower surface conductor in the lengthwise direction, and separated from each other;
the capacitor device includes:
a capacitor body including a lower surface orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to the heightwise direction; and
a first external electrode and a second external electrode provided on an external surface of the capacitor body and separated from each other in the lengthwise direction;
the upper surface of the insulating base and the lower surface of the capacitor body face each other in the heightwise direction;
the first upper surface conductor and the first external electrode are electrically connected to each other;
the second upper surface conductor and the second external electrode are electrically connected to each other;
the resistor body is provided on the lower surface of the insulating base and located between the first lower surface conductor and the second lower surface conductor in the lengthwise direction; and
the third lower surface conductor and the fourth lower surface conductor are connected to the resistor body.

US Pat. No. 10,141,108

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

NITTOKU ENGINEERING CO., ...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing an electronic component, the apparatus comprising:a grip unit configured to grip an electronic member having a plurality of projections arranged thereon;
a connected coil assembly forming unit configured to form a connected coil assembly in which a plurality of single coils are connected to one another; and
a coil mounting unit configured to sequentially mount the plurality of single coils of the connected coil assembly on the plurality of projections.

US Pat. No. 10,141,088

RESISTOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A resistor comprising:a resistive element made of metal and having an upper surface, a lower surface, a first edge surface connected to the upper surface and the lower surface, and a second edge surface connected to the upper surface and the lower surface;
a first resin substrate provided on the upper surface of the resistive element, the first resin substrate having a high thermal conductivity;
a first heat radiator plate made of metal provided on an upper surface of the first resin substrate;
a second heat radiator plate made of metal provided on the upper surface of the first resin substrate such that the second heat radiator plate is separated from the first heat radiator plate via a first gap;
a first edge-surface electrode provided on the first edge surface of the resistive element, the first edge-surface electrode being connected to the first heat radiator plate;
a second edge-surface electrode provided on the second edge surface of the resistive element, the second edge-surface electrode being connected to the second heat radiator plate;
a second resin substrate provided on an upper surface of the first heat radiator plate and an upper surface of the second heat radiator plate;
a third heat radiator plate made of metal provided on an upper surface of the second resin substrate, the third heat radiator plate being connected to the first edge-surface electrode; and
a fourth heat radiator plate made of metal provided on the upper surface of the second resin substrate such that the fourth heat radiator plate is separated from the third heat radiator plate via a second gap and is connected to the second edge-surface electrode,
wherein the first gap and the second gap are disposed at positions different from each other viewing from above.

US Pat. No. 10,141,004

HYBRID WAVEFORM-CODED AND PARAMETRIC-CODED SPEECH ENHANCEMENT

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving mixed audio content, in a reference audio channel representation, that are distributed over a plurality of audio channels of the reference audio channel representation, the mixed audio content having a mix of speech content and non-speech audio content;
transforming one or more portions of the mixed audio content that are distributed over two or more non-Mid/Side (non-M/S) channels in the plurality of audio channels of the reference audio channel representation into one or more portions of the transformed mixed audio content in an M/S audio channel representation that are distributed over one or more channels of the M/S audio channel representation, wherein the M/S audio channel representation comprises at least a mid-channel signal and a side-channel signal, wherein the mid-channel signal represents a weighted or non-weighted sum of two channels of the reference audio channel representation, and wherein the side-channel signal represents a weighted or non-weighted difference of two channels of the reference audio channel representation;
determining metadata for speech enhancement of the one or more portions of the transformed mixed audio content in the M/S audio channel representation, wherein a first type of speech enhancement is waveform-encoded speech enhancement of a reduced quality version of the mid-channel signal in the M/S audio channel representation, and a second type of speech enhancement is parametric-encoded speech enhancement of a reconstructed version of the mid-channel signal in the M/S audio channel representation, the metadata including a mid-channel prediction parameter to reconstruct the mid-channel signal, a first gain parameter for waveform-encoded speech enhancement of the mid-channel signal, and a second gain parameter for parametric-encoded speech enhancement of the reconstructed mid-channel signal; and
generating an audio signal that comprises the mixed audio content and the metadata for speech enhancement of the one or more portions of the transformed mixed audio content in the M/S audio channel representation;
wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,140,994

FRAME ERROR CONCEALMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND AUDIO DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A time domain frame error concealment apparatus comprising:at least one processor configured to:
when a frame is classified as an error frame or a next good frame after the error frame, select one tool from among a plurality of tools including a first tool using phase matching and a second tool using repetition and smoothing, based on a plurality of parameters including stationarity of the frame, where the frame corresponds to a time domain signal generated after time-frequency inverse transform processing; and
perform a corresponding time domain error concealment processing on the frame, based on the selected tool,
wherein the first tool includes a first mode related to a single error frame, a second mode related to a burst error frame, and a third mode related to the next good frame after the error frame,
wherein the second tool includes a first mode related to the error frame, a second mode related to the next good frame after the single error frame, and a third mode related to the next good frame after the burst error frame, and
wherein the processor is configured to select the first tool for either the next good frame after the error frame or the burst error frame, when the first tool is used for the error frame.

US Pat. No. 10,140,986

SPEECH RECOGNITION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer system comprising:an input configured to receive voice input from a user;
an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) system for identifying individual words in the voice input, wherein the ASR system is configured to generate in memory during at least one speech activity interval in the voice input a word set of one or more words it has identified in the voice input, and update the word set in the memory based on identifying a new word in the voice input to add the new word to the word set;
a lookup module configured to retrieve at least one word from the word set during the speech activity interval in the voice input at a first time whilst the speech activity interval is still ongoing, and perform a lookup whilst the speech activity interval is still ongoing to pre-retrieve information associated with the at least one word, the pre-retrieved information including one or more relevant words that are contextually relevant to and different from the at least one word from the word set; and
a response generation module configured to detect an end of the speech activity interval at a second time that is subsequent to the first time, the word set having been updated by the ASR system at least once between the first time and the second time, and the response generation module further configured to generate a response for output, wherein the response conveys the pre-retrieved information from the lookup module.

US Pat. No. 10,140,985

SERVER FOR PROCESSING SPEECH, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A system comprising:a server; and
at least one image processing apparatus,
wherein the server comprises:
a communicator configured to communicate with the at least one image processing apparatus;
a processor configured to:
based on an input of a speech of a user being received from the at least one image processing apparatus, control the communicator to:
transmit, to the at least one image processing apparatus, a plurality of retrieval results corresponding to the input of the speech of the user,
wherein the at least one image processing apparatus comprises:
a display;
a user interface comprising:
a speech input interface configured to receive the input of a speech of a user; and
a non-speech input interface configured to receive a non-speech user input;
a communicator configured to communicate with the server; and
a processor configured to:
based on the input of the speech being received through the speech input interface,
control the communicator of the at least one image processing apparatus to transmit the input of the speech to the server;
control the display to display the plurality of retrieval results to be selected, based on the plurality of retrieval results corresponding to the input of the speech being received from the server;
based on the non-speech user input being received through the non-speech input interface,
identify whether the non-speech user input is related to the input of the speech of the user;
based on the non-speech user input not being related to the input of the speech of the user, perform an operation corresponding to the non-speech user input, independently of the input of the speech; and
based on the non-speech user input being related to the input of the speech of the user, perform an operation on one of the plurality of retrieval results selected by the non-speech user input, based on a result of processing the input of the speech.

US Pat. No. 10,140,982

METHOD FOR USING PAUSES DETECTED IN SPEECH INPUT TO ASSIST IN INTERPRETING THE INPUT DURING CONVERSATIONAL INTERACTION FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

VEVEO, INC., Andover, MA...

1. A method for using speech disfluencies detected in speech input to assist in interpreting the input, the method comprising:providing access to a set of content items, each of the content items being associated with metadata that describes the corresponding content item;
receiving a speech input from a user, the input intended by the user to identify at least one desired content item;
detecting a speech disfluency in the speech input;
determining a confidence measure of the user in a portion of the speech input following the speech disfluency based on a manner by which the user utters the portion of the speech input following the speech disfluency;
upon a condition in which the confidence measure does not exceed a threshold value:
retrieving from memory preferences of the user for particular content items of the set of content items;
comparing the portion of the speech input to metadata associated with the particular content items of the set of content items;
determining, based on the comparing, whether metadata associated with a content item of the particular content items at least partially matches the portion of the speech input;
in response to determining that metadata associated with the content item of the particular content items at least partially matches the portion of the speech input;
replacing the portion of the speech input with the metadata associated with the content item to generate a query comprising a modified speech input for searching a database associated with the set of content items;
selecting from the database a subset of content items from the set of content items based on comparing the query and metadata associated with the subset of content items;
upon a condition in which the confidence measure exceeds a threshold value, selecting the subset of content items from the set of content items based on comparing the speech input and the metadata associated with the subset of content items; and
presenting the subset of content items to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,140,971

ON-SITE SPEAKER DEVICE, ON-SITE SPEECH BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method of on-site speech broadcasting, comprising:receiving a text signal, wherein the text signal is automatically generated by an on-site text-generating device in response to a parameter in an industrial environment sensed by an on-site sensor of the on-site text-generating device reaching a predetermined value;
converting the text signal to a speech signal by an on-site speech converting module disposed within an on-site speaker device separated from the on-site text-generating device; and
playing the converted speech signal by using a speaker of the on-site speaker device to broadcast an alarm in the industrial environment,
wherein the text signal is generated by automatically selecting the text signal from a plurality of text signals preset by an on-site user to correspond to the parameter reaching the predetermined value,
wherein the on-site text-generating device further includes a human machine interface for automatically selecting a text from a plurality of texts without input of the on-site user, and a transmitting interface for transmitting the text signal,
wherein the human machine interface comprises a processor for determining an event indicating a certain device in the industrial environment is abnormal based on the parameter sensed by the on-site sensor, and
wherein the text of the plurality of texts corresponds to the event.

US Pat. No. 10,140,897

DEEP VIEWER

DEEP VIEW, LLC, Bellingh...

1. A three-dimensional artwork comprises:a plurality of image segments;
a first image segment from the plurality of image segments being imposed on a first substrate;
an at least one subsequent image segment from the plurality of image segments being imposed on a second substrate;
the first substrate and the second substrate being parallel;
the first substrate being offset from the second substrate;
the first image segment and the at least one subsequent image segment forming a complete image when the first substrate and the second substrate are viewed from a predetermined angle;
a plurality of disparate image segments;
a first disparate image segment from the plurality of disparate image segments being imposed on the first substrate opposite the first image segment;
an at least one subsequent disparate image segment from the plurality of disparate image segments being imposed on the second substrate opposite the at least one subsequent image segment; and
the first disparate image segment and the at least one subsequent disparate image segment forming a complete disparate image when the first substrate and the second substrate are viewed from a predetermined disparate angle.

US Pat. No. 10,140,882

CONFIGURING A VIRTUAL COMPANION

The Affinity Project, Inc...

1. A system for controlling operation of a character presented by a first device to a first interacting user, the system comprising one or more computers configured to:store information about:
one or more interacting users comprising the first interacting user,
one or more segments comprising a first segment, wherein each segment describes interactions between an interacting user and the character, and
one or more video clip data items comprising a first video clip data item, wherein each video clip data item corresponds to a video clip and comprises an identifier of a video character appearing in the video clip;
receive, from a first controlling user, control information for controlling the operation of the character when the character is interacting with the first interacting user, wherein the control information includes information about the first interacting user, information about segments to be presented to the first interacting user, or information about video clips to be presented to the first interacting user;
start a session with the first device to allow the first interacting user to interact with the character;
select the first segment using the control information;
select the first video clip data item using the control information, wherein the first video clip data item corresponds to a first video clip and comprises a first identifier of a first video character appearing in the first video clip;
cause the first device to present the first video clip to the first interacting user;
obtain information about the first video character using the first identifier;
construct a first phrase using the first segment and the information about the first video character; and
cause the character presented by the first device to present the first phrase to the first interacting user.

US Pat. No. 10,140,876

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED AWARENESS OF OBSTACLE PROXIMITY DURING TAXI OPERATIONS

Honeywell International I...

1. A system comprising:one or more sensors configured to be positioned on an aircraft and generate sensed obstacle information;
a processor configured to:
receive the sensed obstacle information from the one or more sensors,
determine locations of a first obstacle and a second obstacle within a predefined field of view of the one or more sensors based on at least one of the sensed obstacle information, previously received surveillance data, or previously stored ground obstacle data,
determine height information of the first obstacle;
generate a numerical value based on the height information;
generate an image comprising:
an ownship icon indicating a location of the aircraft on a ground relative to the locations of the first obstacle and the second obstacle;
a first icon associated with the first obstacle, the first obstacle being located within a first zone of the predefined field of view;
a second icon associated with the second obstacle, the second obstacle being located within a second zone of the predefined field of view, wherein the first and second icons are visually different; and
the numerical value; and
a display device configured to present the generated image.

US Pat. No. 10,140,836

ABNORMALITY DETECTION SYSTEM, DISPLAY DEVICE, ABNORMALITY DETECTION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An abnormality detection system comprising:a storage; and
a processor coupled to the storage, the processor configured to execute a process including:
calculating a time relationship between a first device and a second device in accordance with log data stored in the storage, the log data being related to each of a plurality of production devices that are included in a production line, a product being produced by sequential processes performed by the plurality of production devices, the first device and the second device being included in the plurality of production devices, the second device performing a process among the sequential processes after the first device;
detecting an elapse of a reference time that is obtained from both the latest log data from among the pieces of log data related to the first device stored in the storage and the time relationship and that new log data related to the second device is not newly stored in the storage; and
displaying an alarm when a detection is obtained at the detecting, wherein
the displaying includes adding a color to a region corresponding to a gap between strips,
each of the strips represents a processing period of each step, and
the region corresponding to the gap between the strips represents a waiting period of each step.

US Pat. No. 10,140,834

MOBILE TRANSCEIVER HAVING ASSET-BASED ALARM PROFILE AND A METHOD OF OPERATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of operating a mobile transceiver, comprising:wirelessly sending by a wireless transceiver of the mobile transceiver to a remote server of an asset tracking service a message including a device identifier (ID) of the mobile transceiver;
wirelessly receiving by the wireless transceiver of the mobile transceiver from the remote server of the asset tracking service an alarm profile assigned to the device ID of the mobile transceiver in response to the message, wherein the alarm profile is determined by the remote server of the asset tracking service based on an asset condition associated with the mobile transceiver, wherein the asset condition is one of a route, location, sensor data, time, alarm status, asset type, asset contents, asset value or driver profile, wherein asset condition is dependent on one or more of the device ID of the mobile transceiver and a container ID of an asset to which the mobile transceiver is attached, wherein the alarm profile defines a plurality of alarms, each alarm including a trigger condition and one or more actions to be taken by the mobile transceiver in response to detection of the trigger condition, wherein the one or more actions comprise acquiring sensor data, reporting sensor data to the asset tracking service or a combination thereof;
storing by a processor of the mobile transceiver the alarm profile in a memory of the mobile transceiver; and
applying by the processor of the mobile transceiver the alarm profile to configure the operation of the mobile transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,140,829

RFID FUNCTIONS FOR POINT OF SALE LANES

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A system for selectively activating a first radio frequency (RF) identification (RFID) reader within a venue having a point of sale (POS) lane, the system comprising:a first detector configured to detect a POS lane activity state of the POS lane, the POS lane activity state being one of active and inactive;
a second detector configured to detect a presence of a person in the POS lane, the second detector includes a video camera, the video camera being configured to track the person in the POS lane and obtain positional data associated with the person; and
at least one processor operatively connected to the first detector, the second detector, and the first RFID reader, the at least one processor configured to activate the first RFID reader upon the first detector indicating the POS lane activity state being inactive and the second detector indicating the presence of the person in the POS lane, the at least one processor being further configured to cause the first RFID reader to transmit an interrogation signal at a power level, the power level being based at least in part on the positional data,
wherein the first RFID reader has a reading range, the reading range extending over the POS lane.

US Pat. No. 10,140,827

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MOTION EVENT NOTIFICATIONS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of processing motion events, the method comprising:at a server system having one or more processors and memory, wherein the server system is configured to process motion events for each of a plurality of smart home environments remote from the server system, each smart home environment of the plurality of smart home environments corresponding to a distinct set of one or more cameras, registered users, and client devices:
for a first smart home environment of the plurality of smart home environments, wherein the first smart home environment corresponds to a first set of one or more cameras, a first set of one or more registered users, and a first set of one or more client devices:
obtaining a video stream from a camera of the first set of cameras, the video stream corresponding to a field of view of the camera;
obtaining, on a client device of the first set of client devices, identification of a user-defined spatial zone corresponding to a portion of the field of view of the camera; and
for a motion event detected in the video stream subsequent to obtaining the identification of the user-defined spatial zone:
determining whether the motion event involves the spatial zone;
characterizing motion of the motion event, including analyzing any portion of the motion that occurred within the spatial zone;
storing video information of the motion event at the server system, including storing the characterization of the motion and one or more images of the motion event;
in accordance with a determination that the motion event involves the spatial zone, suppressing a first user notification for the motion event; and
in accordance with a determination that the motion event does not involve the spatial zone:
 generating a second user notification for the motion event; and
 sending the second user notification to the first set of registered users via the first set of client devices.

US Pat. No. 10,140,825

ANTI-THEFT DEVICE FOR MONITORING A UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS TYPE C CONNECTOR

Vanguard Products Group, ...

1. An anti-theft device for monitoring an electronic device having a universal serial bus (USB) Type C female port, the anti-theft device comprising:an alarm module configured to monitor a flow of electric current within a closed electric circuit and transmitting an alarm signal responsive to an interruption in the flow of the electric current within the closed electric circuit;
a male plug configured for insertion into the USB Type C female port;
a first conductive member having a proximal end and a distal end disposed within the male plug, the proximal end of the first conductive member being in electrical communication with the alarm module, wherein the distal end of the first conductive member is configured to engage a grounded component of the USB Type-C female port, thereby making a grounded electrical connection when the male plug is inserted into the USB Type-C female port;
whereby, when the male plug is outside the USB Type-C female port, the electric circuit between the first conductive member and the alarm module is open, and when the male plug resides within the female receptacle, the closed electric circuit forms between the first conductive member and the alarm module, wherein the distal end of the first conductive member is electrically connected to the alarm module via the grounded electrical connection;
wherein the alarm module supplies electric current into the closed electric circuit and monitors the flow of the electric current through the grounded electrical connection, the alarm module being configured to transmit an alarm signal responsive to detecting that the grounded electrical connection has been broken.

US Pat. No. 10,140,822

LOW BIT RATE PARAMETRIC ENCODING AND TRANSPORT OF HAPTIC-TACTILE SIGNALS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for low bit rate parametric encoding and transport of haptic-tactile signals, the method comprising:at a computing device comprising one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs executed by the one or more processors to perform the method, performing operations comprising:
for at least one frame of a plurality of frames of a source haptic-tactile signal, representing the source haptic-tactile signal in the frame as a set of parameters according to a functional representation, wherein the source haptic-tactile signal represents haptic or tactile interaction with a physical environment; and
including the set of parameters in a bit stream;
wherein the functional representation is based on one of a set of orthogonal functionals, or polynomial approximation.

US Pat. No. 10,140,820

DEVICES FOR TRACKING RETAIL INTERACTIONS WITH GOODS AND ASSOCIATION TO USER ACCOUNTS FOR CASHIER-LESS TRANSACTIONS

1. A method for tracking items in a physical store for processing cashier-less purchase transactions, comprising:detecting a portable wireless coded communication (WCC) device in the physical store, the WCC device is associated with an on-line account of a shopper;
receiving, by a server, sensor data regarding the WCC device, its location in the physical store and proximity to items in the physical store;
receiving, by the server, interaction data of an item on a shelf of the physical store by the shopper using one or more sensors of the physical store and the WCC device to determine that the item is one targeted for purchase, the interaction data is configured to identify a type of said item and add it to an electronic shopping cart of the shopper having the on-line account for processing said cashier-less purchase transactions; and
processing, by the server, an electronic charge to a payment service of the shopper for the item;
wherein one or more additional wireless-coded communications (WCC) devices are used at the physical store to facilitate one or more shoppers making purchases of products on a single shopping account as a group of shoppers, wherein a status of a shopping list tied to the on-line account is updated in substantial real-time for each shopper in the group of shoppers upon any item being taken by any member of the group of shoppers.

US Pat. No. 10,140,817

BILL VALIDATION AND CASH DISPENSING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN A CASINO CONTEXT

Japan Cash Machine Co., L...

1. A system for providing premium features to a player of an electronic gaming machine in a casino environment comprising:the electronic gaming machine, configured to provide at least one gaming experience to the player;
a peripheral controller communicatively coupled to the electronic gaming machine;
a printer communicatively coupled, via a primary printer port, with the electronic gaming machine; whereby, via use of the primary printer port, the printer is configured to provide at least one basic printing service to the player; wherein the printer is communicatively coupled, via a secondary printer port, with a printer driver application; whereby, via use of the secondary printer port, the printer is configured to provide at least one premium printing service to the player;
a validator communicatively coupled, via a primary validator port, with the electronic gaming machine; whereby, via use of the primary validator port, the validator is configured to provide at least one basic validation service to the player; wherein the validator is communicatively coupled, via a secondary validator port, with a validator driver application; whereby, via use of the secondary validator port, the validator is configured to provide at least one premium validation service to the player;
a casino management system server configured to manage granting and redeeming of player points;
an Enhanced Services system server configured to license and manage the providing of the at least one premium printing service and the at least one premium validation service to the player;
a first network communicatively interconnecting each of the peripheral controller, the casino management system and the Enhanced Services system server;
at least one third party server providing a premium third-party feature; and
at least one second network communicatively interconnecting at least one of the casino management system and the Enhanced Services system server with the at least one third party server.

US Pat. No. 10,140,793

METHOD FOR MONITORING A PARKING FACILITY

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for monitoring a parking facility, which has an area exclusively reserved for autonomously driving vehicles, the method comprising:receiving, via a communication interface, an access request to access a vehicle, associated with a person, for the reserved area;
checking, via the processor, whether the person is authorized for accessing the reserved area;
granting, via the processor, the access if the person is authorized for access, wherein the access is not granted if the person is not authorized; and
monitoring, via the processor, a behavior of the person in the reserved area;
wherein the monitoring includes a check to determine whether the person moves toward the vehicle associated with the person that is parked in the reserved area and/or whether the person moves in the reserved area along a path specified for the person and/or whether the person moves toward a vehicle not associated with the person that is parked in the reserved area and/or stops at this vehicle and/or accesses this vehicle,
wherein an entrance and/or an exit of the reserved area is monitored to determine unauthorized entries and/or exits, and
wherein a parking position of a vehicle associated with the person that is parked in the reserved area is communicated to the person.

US Pat. No. 10,140,792

PORTABLE ACCESS CONTROL

Palantir Technologies Inc...

1. An access control system comprising one or more components configured to perform operations that include:receiving, at a data input component of the access control system, an access request that includes a user identifier of a user;
assigning a time-stamp to the access request in response to the receiving the access request, the time-stamp indicating a time and date of the access request;
retrieving user attributes of the user based on the user identifier, in response to the receiving the access request;
determining an access status of the user based on access criteria and the user attributes of the user, the access criteria including a set of user attributes;
receiving a report request from a client device;
generating a report that comprises the user identifier of the user, the access status, and the time-stamp in response to the report request; and
causing display of the report at the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,140,777

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a memory configured to store instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the instructions to function as:
an extraction unit configured to extract a finger region from a captured image;
a generation unit configured to generate a finger model from the finger region;
a determination unit configured to perform a collision determination for a collision between the finger model and a CG model superimposed on the captured image; and
a control unit configured to:
when the collision determination indicates that the finger model has sunk into the CG model, calculate a movement amount of the finger model such that the finger model is not sunk into the CG model; and
control a display form of the finger model based on the determined movement amount of the finger model such that the finger model is not sunk into the CG model.

US Pat. No. 10,140,740

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Beijing Lenovo Software L...

1. An information processing method for use in a first electronic apparatus having a display, wherein the first electronic apparatus is capable of displaying data in a first display mode and is further capable of, when obtaining a first data while operating in the first display mode, updating display content on a display interface of the display automatically with the first data, the method comprising:obtaining the first data when the first electronic apparatus is in the first display mode;
detecting a first operation and determining whether the first operation satisfies a first preset condition to obtain a first determination result, wherein the first electronic apparatus is configured to display data in the first display mode responsive to a user's attention moving away from the display content;
obtaining a first time point when the user stops viewing the display content on the display interface, and obtaining a second time point when detecting the user's attention moving back to the display content; and
switching the first electronic apparatus from the first display mode to a second display mode different from the first display mode responsive to the user's attention moving back to the display content after having moved away from the display content, including stopping updating the display content on the display interface automatically when the first update data amount is more than a preset display data amount on the display interface, wherein the first update data amount with which the display interface updates includes the display content from the first time point to the second time point.

US Pat. No. 10,140,739

USER INTERFACE FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING CHARTS

Palantir Technologies Inc...

1. A method being implemented by a computing system including one or more physical processors and storage media storing machine-readable instructions, the method comprising:providing an interface that includes a first region for displaying one or more charts that are generated from at least one data set and a second region through which at least some of the data set is accessible;
determining that at least one first subset of the data set is selected from the second region to be plotted along a first axis based on determining that a user operating the system has performed a first operation to drag-and-drop a representation of the first subset from the second region into the first region;
displaying a chart in the first region of the interface, the chart being generated based at least in part on the first subset of the data to be plotted along the first axis, the chart having one axis:
determining that at least one second subset of the data set is selected from the second region to be plotted along a second axis based on determining that the user operating the system has performed a second operation to drag-and-drop a representation of the second subset from the second region into the first region; and
displaying an updated chart in the first region of the interface, the updated chart having two axes, the updated chart being generated based at least in part on the first subset of the data to be plotted along the first axis and the second subset of the data to be plotted along the second axis, the chart being updated to display the updated chart in response to the determining that the at least one second subset of the data set is selected from the second region to be plotted along the second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,140,738

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERPRETING MACHINE-LEARNING RESULTS

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A computer-implemented method for facilitating visualization of input data classifications, the method comprising:obtaining, from a computer system, output data which includes a classification and a score that a corresponding set of input data belongs to one or more classifications;
computing an objective function based on the score and the input data;
computing a gradient of the objective function based on the input data; and
in response to determining that the computed gradient is greater than a predetermined threshold:
perturbing the input data in a direction of or opposite to the computed gradient; and
transmitting the perturbed input data to the computer system to obtain new output data; and
displaying on a device a visualization of whether the input data belongs more or less strongly to a classification.

US Pat. No. 10,140,728

ENCODER WITH IMAGE FILTERING AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. An encoder comprising:a processor and a memory coupled thereto and configured to
store a digital image to be encoded in said memory, the digital image comprising an array of pixels, with each pixel having an RGB color value associated therewith,
perform image filtering on the digital image comprising
calculate an RGB Euclidean geometric distance between a current pixel and a prior pixel based on an approximation, with the approximation being based on the following equation:
Distance=W1|RX?RY|+W2|GX?GY|+W3|BX?BY|
where RX, GX and BX are the respective red, green and blue color values for the prior pixel,
where RY, GY and BY are the respective red, green and blue color values for the current pixel, and
W1, W2 and W3 are weighting factors, with the weighting factor W2 for the green color values being greater than the weighting factors W1, W3 for the red and blue color values,
compare the calculated RGB Euclidean geometric distance to a threshold, and
change the RGB color value of the current pixel to the same RGB color value as the prior pixel when the calculated RGB Euclidean geometric distance is less than the threshold, and
perform run length encoding on the filtered digital image.

US Pat. No. 10,140,717

IMAGING APPARATUS AND VEHICLE CONTROLLER

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An imaging apparatus which has two imaging units, comprising:a correlation value processor programmed to calculate a correlation value from two images captured by the two imaging units;
a three-dimensional object determination processor programmed to determine an existence of a three-dimensional object from the two images;
a region dividing processor programmed to divide an image region including the three-dimensional object into multiple regions;
a relative speed processor programmed to calculate relative speed for every region of the multiple regions;
a reliability calculation processor programmed to calculate a reliability of a determination of the existence of the three-dimensional object, based on the relative speed calculated for every region;
a feature amount processor programmed to calculate a feature amount from an image including the three-dimensional object detected by the three-dimensional object determination processor; and
a matching degree processor programmed to calculate a matching degree of the feature amount between a past feature amount which is stored and a current feature amount which is calculated,
wherein the relative speed processor calculates the relative speed, based on the calculated matching degree.

US Pat. No. 10,140,712

DETECTION OF STENT STRUTS RELATIVE TO SIDE BRANCHES

LIGHTLAB IMAGING, INC., ...

1. A method of detecting a stent strut in a representation of a blood vessel, the method comprising:storing, in memory accessible by an intravascular diagnostic system, intravascular data comprising a first group of scan lines;
detecting shadow regions in the first group of scan lines, each shadow region corresponding to one or more side branches;
detecting side branches using the shadow regions;
identifying a second group of scan lines corresponding to the detected side branches;
determining a peak intensity for each scan line in the second group of scan lines;
partitioning each scan line of the second group of scan lines into a plurality of samples;
determining an intensity threshold based on a “peak-at-line” intensity;
determining number of samples having an intensity greater than the intensity threshold;identifying a candidate scan line as containing a metal strut in a side branch when the number of samples is less than or equal to a threshold T; andvalidating the candidates scan lines to identify scan lines that include a side branch and a metal strut disposed therein.

US Pat. No. 10,140,708

METHOD FOR GESTATIONAL AGE ESTIMATION AND EMBRYONIC MUTANT DETECTION

Riverside Research Instit...

1. A method to characterize shape variations in brain ventricles during embryonic growth in mammals, the method comprising:extracting a brain ventricle skeleton from one or more images;
calculating a volume profile for the skeleton using the extracted images;
partitioning the brain ventricle based on the volume profile along the skeleton, the brain ventricle being partitioned into two lateral ventricles and a main ventricle, the main ventricle being further partitioned into three sub regions;
determining volume vectors of the two lateral ventricles and the three sub regions;
computing a means square error between the determined computed volume vectors and a pretrained mean volume vector of embryos during different gestational stages; and
classifying the embryo to the gestational stage having the lowest mean square error;
wherein if the extracted brain ventricle skeleton from the image has disconnected, obtaining a y-skeleton prior to partitioning, obtaining a y-skeleton comprising:
applying a principle component analysis to a volume of the brain ventricle to find a symmetry plane;
connecting all of the components crossing the symmetry plane to obtain a fully connected main ventricle;
applying a parallel homotopic thinning algorithm to the brain ventricle region to retrieve a raw skeleton;
comparing a geodesic distance of all pairs of end nodes on the raw skeleton to find a longest skeleton; and
determining a central node to separate the main ventricle and the two lateral ventricles.

US Pat. No. 10,140,704

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR FORMING RESPIRATORY-GATED POINT CLOUD FOR FOUR DIMENSIONAL SOFT TISSUE NAVIGATION

1. A method of modifying a segmented image dataset for a region of a respiratory system to match the corresponding anatomy of a patient's respiratory system, the method comprising:(i) forming a respiratory-gated point cloud of data that demarcates anatomical features in a region of a patient's respiratory system at one or more discrete phases within a respiration cycle of the patient,
(ii) density filtering the respiratory-gated point cloud to reduce the number of duplicate data points in the respiratory-gated point cloud,
(iii) classifying data points of the density filtered respiratory-gated point cloud according to anatomical points of reference in a segmented image dataset for the region of the patient's respiratory system, and
(iv) modifying the segmented image dataset to correspond to the classified data points in the density filtered respiratory-gated point cloud.

US Pat. No. 10,140,682

DISTORTION OF DIGITAL IMAGES USING SPATIAL OFFSETS FROM IMAGE REFERENCE POINTS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising the steps of:providing a graphical user interface to display an image and an image reference point to a user, wherein the image reference point is associated with coordinates for a first set of pixels in the image;
receiving user input indicative of a change to a location of the image reference point;
determining coordinates associated with the location of the image reference point; and
determining coordinates for a second set of pixels in the image that are associated with the image reference point.

US Pat. No. 10,140,680

HARDWARE-ACCELERATED RESOURCE TILING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A machine-implemented method, comprising:allocating a physical memory allocation into a primary physical tile pool acting as a software abstraction to enable programming of a page table on a graphics processing unit;
defining a logical mapping for a logical tile set for a logical resource by dividing the logical resource into the logical tile set;
mapping selectively a primary logical tile of the logical tile set to a primary physical tile of the primary physical tile pool to store a data set represented by the primary logical tile in the primary physical tile;
determining whether a data set of the logical tile set is stored in an existing physical tile;
mapping an additional logical tile of the logical tile set repetitive of the primary logical tile to the same data set stored in the primary physical tile based on a determination that the data set of the logical tile set is stored in the existing physical tile; and
resizing the primary physical tile pool based on a determination that the data set of the logical tile set is not stored in the existing physical tile.

US Pat. No. 10,140,669

PRESENTING PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED CONTENT ITEMS STORED BY USERS OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:at a first time,
presenting a content item maintained by a social networking system to a user of the social networking system;
receiving a request from the user to store the content item in association with the user for a future presentation of the content item at a later time relative to the first time, the request identifying the user and identifying the content item;
storing the content item identified by the request in association with the user and in association with one or more rules, a rule specifying one or more criteria to be satisfied for the content item to be eligible for the future presentation of the stored content item to the user and a format of a plurality of formats for presenting the stored content item at the future time;
at a second time later relative to the first time,
identifying one or more attributes associated with the user satisfying the one or more criteria specified by the one or more rules associated with the stored content item;
determining that the stored content item is eligible for presentation to the user at the second time based on the one or more attributes;
including the stored content item in a selection process with a plurality of other content items maintained by the social networking system based on the stored content item being eligible for presentation to the user, the selection process selecting a content item for presentation to the user at the second time that includes:
determining, for the user, a measure of relevance for the stored content item and each of the plurality of other content items based on the one or more attributes associated with the user identified at the second time; and
selecting a content item for presentation to the user at the second time from among the stored content item and the plurality of other content items based at least in part on the determined set of measures of relevance;
responsive to the stored content being selected in the selection process at the second time, determining a format for presenting content of the stored content to the user; and
presenting the content of the stored content item in the determined format to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,140,651

DISPLAYING ITEM INFORMATION RELATIVE TO SELECTION REGIONS OF AN ITEM IMAGE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying a program executable in at least one computing device, wherein, when executed, the program causes the at least one computing device to perform a method comprising:receiving, by the at least one computing device, a selection of a product offered via an electronic catalog;
causing, by the at least one computing device, an initial view of a three-dimensional image of the product to be rendered upon a display;
identifying, by the at least one computing device, a plurality of control points on the three-dimensional image of the product, the plurality of control points being identified based at least in part on an image component recognition process that identifies a first plurality of product components in the initial view of the three-dimensional image of the product;
receiving, by the at least one computing device, a user manipulation of the three-dimensional image of the product, the user manipulation comprising a three-dimensional rotation of the three-dimensional image of the product;
causing, by the at least one computing device, an updated view of the three-dimensional image of the product to be rendered upon the display based at least in part on the user manipulation;
updating, by the at least one computing device, the plurality of control points on the three-dimensional image of the product based at least in part on the updated view of the three-dimensional image of the product in response to the three-dimensional rotation of the three-dimensional image of the product, the plurality of control points being updated based at least in part on the image component recognition process that identifies a second plurality of product components in the updated view of the three-dimensional image of the product;
dividing, by the at least one computing device, the updated view of the three-dimensional image into a plurality of Voronoi regions based at least in part upon the identified plurality of control points;
receiving, by the at least one computing device, a selection of a point upon the updated view of the three-dimensional image;
mapping, by the at least one computing device, the point to a specific Voronoi region of the plurality of Voronoi regions;
determining, by the at least one computing device, additional information related to the product that corresponds to the specific Voronoi region; and
causing, by the at least one computing device, the additional information related to the product to be rendered upon the display.

US Pat. No. 10,140,650

CLIENT CENTRIC VIEWER

Bank of America Corporati...

8. A method comprising:receiving, at a user interface of a client centric viewer, a client identifier identifying a customer of a business organization;
requesting from each of a plurality of business application computing systems, by the client centric viewer, utilization information corresponding to products and services offered by the business organization and used by the customer;
receiving, at the client centric viewer via a network from each of the plurality of business application computing systems, the utilization information corresponding to customer usage of the products and services offered by the business organization;
aggregate, by the client centric viewer, the utilization information received from each of the plurality of business application computing systems;
analyzing, by the client centric viewer, aggregated utilization information to identify a business opportunity for the business organization to offer to the customer;
displaying, on a display device associated with the client centric viewer, at least a portion of the utilization information obtained from the plurality of business application computing systems in a first section of client dashboard user interface screen and the identified business opportunity in a second section of the client dashboard user interface screen;
receiving, via a third section of the user interface, an indication that the client has accepted an offered business opportunity;
displaying, on the client dashboard user interface screen by the client centric viewer, a form associated with the offered business opportunity;
determining, by the client centric viewer, whether the form is fillable with data associated with the plurality of business application computing systems; and
filling, by the client centric viewer, the form with the data associated with the customer usage of the business application computing systems; and
removing a reference to the offered business opportunity from the second section of the client dashboard user interface screen.

US Pat. No. 10,140,647

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE GESTURE FUNCTIONS AT A DEVICE

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method to provide gesture functionality, the method comprising:receiving a gesture input from a user device, the gesture input representing a gesture performed on an interface of the user device that indicates a symbol that correlates to an action to be performed within a networked environment;
accessing a set of known gesture inputs stored in a database;
determining that the received gesture input corresponds to a known gesture input of the set of known gesture inputs;
identifying, by a hardware processor, a style difference between the known gesture input and the received gesture input; and
modifying the set of known gesture inputs to include the style difference, the modifying causing an update to the database.

US Pat. No. 10,140,646

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING FEATURES IN PRODUCT REVIEWS AND DISPLAYING THE RESULTS

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A method being implemented via execution of computing instructions configured to run at one or more processors and configured to be stored at non-transitory computer-readable media, the method comprising:analyzing one or more reviews in a set of reviews of a product on an ecommerce website to determine a set of features of the product analyzed in the set of reviews of the product;
determining a normalized feature score for each feature in the set of features of the product by:
using a sentiment analysis of the set of reviews of the product to determine an unnormalized feature score for each feature in the set of features of the product by summing a polarity for each mention of each feature in the set of features of the product; and
calculating the normalized feature score for each feature in the set of features of the product relative to other features in the set of features of the product based on the unnormalized feature score for each feature in the set of features;
determining a plurality of top K features in the set of features of the product based on the normalized feature score for each feature in the set of features of the product;
receiving a threshold score from an electronic device of a user;
removing a first feature of the set of features of the product from the plurality of top K features in the set of features of the product when a normalized feature score of the first feature is less than the threshold score;
determining a largest font size to be displayed on the electronic device of the user;
calculating a font size for each feature of the plurality of top K features in the set of features of the product using the largest font size, the normalized feature score for each feature in the set of features of the product, and a number K that corresponds to a number of the plurality of top K features in the set of features of the product such that the font size of the first feature in the set of features of the product with a first normalized feature score is larger than the font size of a second feature in the sct of features of the product with a second normalized feature score, wherein the second normalized feature score is less than the first normalized feature score;
randomizing a location for display on the electronic device of the user for each feature of the plurality of top K features in the set of features of the product on the ecommerce website; and
transmitting for display, on the electronic device of the user, a layout of the plurality of top K features in the set of features of the product on the ecommerce website using the font size for each feature of the plurality of top K features in the set of features of the product as calculated and the location for display of each feature of the plurality of top K features in the set of features of the product.

US Pat. No. 10,140,626

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MAINFRAME COMPUTER SYSTEM BILLABLE USAGE

CA, Inc., Islandia, NY (...

1. A method for managing mainframe computer system billable usage comprising:determining a gross mainframe computer system capacity usage for billable mainframe computer system workload;
identifying what of the billable mainframe computer system workload is discount-qualifying mainframe computer system workload;
determining a capacity usage specific to the discount-qualifying mainframe computer system workload;
determining a billable capacity usage specific to the discount-qualifying mainframe computer system workload based on at least one discount rate applicable thereto;
determining a billable total mainframe computer system capacity usage for the billable mainframe computer system workload based on the billable capacity usage specific to the discount-qualifying mainframe computer system workload; and
determining an optimal gross capacity limit for the billable mainframe computer system workload based on the billable total mainframe computer system capacity usage;
wherein determining the optimal gross capacity limit for the billable mainframe computer system workload includes comparing the billable total mainframe computer system capacity usage with a predetermined billable capacity maximum for the billable mainframe computer system workload, the method further comprising automatically adjusting a gross capacity limit for the billable mainframe computer system workload based on the optimal gross capacity limit, such that the gross mainframe computer system capacity usage for billable mainframe computer system workload is permitted to exceed the predetermined billable capacity maximum only if the billable total mainframe computer system capacity usage does not.

US Pat. No. 10,140,589

OVERSTOCK INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AT RETAIL SALES FACILITIES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A method of sorting products at a retail sales facility, the method comprising:receiving identifying information associated with at least one product at the retail sales facility using an inventory management electronic device including a processor;
obtaining, using the inventory management electronic device, a demand for the at least one product from a time products identical to the at least one product were delivered to the retail sales facility;
determining, using the inventory management electronic device, that the demand for the at least one product supports storing the at least one product in the stock room in response to a calculation that the number of the products identical to the at least one product delivered to the retail sales facility is greater than the number of the products identical to the at least one product sold from the time the products identical to the at least one product were delivered to the retail sales facility;
determining, using the inventory management electronic device, a characteristic for the at least one product, the characteristic including an item category for the at least one product;
determining, using the inventory management electronic device, at least one storage bin in the stock room containing items having an identical item category to the at least one product;
outputting, using the inventory management electronic device and when the demand supports storing the at least one product in the stock room, an indication to a worker at the retail sales facility that the at least one product is to be stored in the stock room at a location selected based on the determined characteristic for the at least one product; and
indicating to the worker that the at least one product is to be binned in the determined storage bin containing the items having the identical item category to the at least one product.

US Pat. No. 10,140,576

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ANOMALIES USING SAMPLE-BASED RULE IDENTIFICATION

Palo Alto Research Center...

1. A system for detecting anomalies using sample-based rule identification with the aid of a digital computer, comprising:a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising program code and further comprising:
a database comprising a data set for data analytics, the data set comprising a plurality of data points; and
a set of anomaly rules;
a computer processor and memory with the computer processor coupled to the storage medium, wherein the computer processor is configured to execute the program code to perform steps to:
statistically identify one or more of the data points in the data set comprised in the database as one or more potential anomalies, comprising calculating a statistics for each of the data points;
label each of the identified data points as at least one of anomaly and non-anomaly based on verification by a domain expert;
adjust the set of anomaly rules comprised in the database based on at least one of the labeled anomalies, comprising creating an additional anomaly rule and adding the rule to the set, further comprising:
determine an entropy of at least a portion of a different data set, the different data set comprising the statistics of all of the data points, the at least the portion comprising the statistics for the at least one anomaly;
use the entropy to set a threshold; and
set the additional anomaly rule to label one or more of the data points other than the at least one labeled anomaly as one or more additional anomalies upon the statistics for these data points exceeding the threshold;
detect and classify as the one or more additional anomalies the one or more data points other than the at least one labeled anomaly comprised in the database by applying the adjusted set of anomaly rues comprised in the database to the statistics for the data points; and
control manipulative malicious activities in at least one of the fields of social welfare, credit card, transportation systems, the Internet networks, and healthcare systems based on the labeled anomalies and the additional anomalies.

US Pat. No. 10,140,572

MEMORY BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT FOR DEEP LEARNING APPLICATIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of performing neural network processes, the method comprising:receiving, at a set of N input buffers, a batch of input data for accelerated processing of a neural network evaluation, wherein each input buffer provides a queue with a queue depth of at least two, where N is a number of available parallel streams of a field programmable gate array (FPGA), wherein the batch of input data comprises at least two observation vectors, one of the at least two observation vectors being loaded at a first position in the queue of the set of N input buffers and a second of the at least two observation vectors being loaded at a second position in the queue of the set of N input buffers;
loading the FPGA with a first layer set of weights for the neural network evaluation from an external memory; and
applying, within the FPGA, the first layer set of weights to the batch of the input data to generate intermediates, wherein while the one of the observation vectors is being processed, the second of the observation vectors moves from the second position to the first position in the queue of the input buffers and the intermediates generated from the one of the observation vectors at the first position in the queue are re-queued for next layer processing; and wherein after the second of the at least two feature vectors is processed, the intermediates generated from the second of the observation vectors are re-queued for the next layer processing.

US Pat. No. 10,140,559

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CREATING RASTER IMAGE FOR CLEAR OBJECTS ON CLEAR PLANE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for printing clear tagged objects on clear plane, the method being implemented in a multifunctional device (MFD) having processor, the method comprising:receiving a print job at the MFD, wherein the print job comprising a page description language (PDL) file having an input image;
performing raster image processing on the input image to generate input raster buffer by converting the input image into a digital bitmap image comprised of an array of pixels, wherein each pixel being assigned with an object tag information and an object definition;
determining clear objects based on the object tag information and the object definition present in the PDL file;
drawing a bounding box around each block of the clear objects, wherein pixels tagged as clear objects in the bounding box are considered as foreground pixels and rest pixels in the same bounding box are considered as background pixels;
for each bounding box, computing occupancy percentage of the foreground pixels representing the clear objects against the background pixels;
applying dilation on the pixels representing the clear objects when the computed occupancy percentage is below a threshold value;
tagging the pixels, representing the clear objects, which are dilated as dilated pixels of the clear objects;
determining an amount of flood clear selected for the application on the input image;
for each of the dilated pixels and based on the amount of the flood clear, modifying pixel values of the dilated pixels of the clear objects in the input raster buffer to bring the dilated pixels in the range of visibility of clear ink value;
converting the input raster buffer into a ready-to-print (RTP) format; and
generating a print document at the MFD based on the RTP format.

US Pat. No. 10,140,552

AUTOMATIC EVENT RECOGNITION AND CROSS-USER PHOTO CLUSTERING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:a data processing apparatus including at least one programmable processor; and
a non-transitory computer storage device encoded with a computer program, the computer program comprising instructions that when executed by the data processing apparatus cause the data processing apparatus to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from a first user device of a first user, first check-in data of the first user device checking in to a first location, wherein a first image is captured by the first user device while the first user device is near the first location;
receiving, from a second user device of a second user, second check-in data of the second user device checking in to a second location, wherein a second image is captured by the second user device while the second user device is near the second location;
determining the first location specified by the first check-in data;
determining the second location specified by the second check-in data;
comparing the first location and the second location to determine a geographical distance between the first location and the second location;
generating a distance-related confidence score based, at least in part, on determining the geographical distance meets a threshold distance; and
determining that the first image and the second image each correspond to a same event, based on a total confidence score meeting a threshold total confidence score, wherein the total confidence score is based on individual confidence scores of each of two or more different types of elements including the distance-related confidence score of the geographical distance.

US Pat. No. 10,140,547

METHOD FOR DETECTING MICROORGANISM HAVING FLUORESCENT CHARACTERISTICS WITH RESPECT TO SPECIFIC WAVELENGTH

KOREA OCEANIC AND ATMOSPH...

1. A method for determining a number of individuals of microorganisms included in a sample using an optical apparatus, comprising a light source unit for supplying light to a sample comprising microorganisms which reflect only light of a specific wavelength range and have a fluorescent characteristic and a detection unit comprising an image acquisition unit for generating an image by collecting the light reflected by the microorganisms and an image processing unit for processing the generated image, the method comprising steps of:(a) collecting, by the image acquisition unit, light radiated by microorganisms which radiate only light of a specific wavelength range and are included in the sample;
(b) generating, by the image acquisition unit, an image of the collected image;
(c) displaying, by the image processing unit, the image generated by the image acquisition unit on a screen, analyzing each of pixels forming the screen on which the image has been displayed, classifying a plurality of pixels which belongs to the pixels included in the screen and continuously emit light as a single object, and extracting only an object that belongs to said single object and has an average brightness value of the pixels forming the object, corresponding to a predetermined brightness range, as an active object; and wherein in the step (c), the image processing unit classifies the plurality of pixels continuously emitting light to be the single object, wherein the image processing unit determines only a plurality of pixels which continuously emits light within a range of a predetermined contrast range along with one or more of all of neighboring pixels with respect to the pixels forming the screen to be the single object;
(d) calculating, by the image processing unit, a total number of active objects classified in the screen.

US Pat. No. 10,140,545

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIFFERENTIATING SYNTHETIC AND NON-SYNTHETIC IMAGES

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving an image;
analyzing, using a processer of a computer system, the received image to produce analyzing results;
assigning, based on the analyzing results, an image type to the received image;
identifying a plurality of transcoding parameters, wherein at least one of the transcoding parameters is selected based on the assigned image type; and
transcoding the received image using the plurality of transcoding parameters.